viadonau presents its first App: DoRIS mobile offers navigation services on your Smartphone

IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on May 5, 2014 at 2:36 PM

IMG_2679viadonau presents its first App: DoRIS mobile offers navigation services on your Smartphone

The first App released by viadonau – DoRIS mobile – offers comprehensive information services for inland navigation in Austria. The app is available in German and English and addresses all users of the waterway and everyone interested by providing up-to-date data for water levels, lock status, fairway condition, overview fairway info or shallow sections. DoRIS mobile supports iOS and Android operating systems and is free of charge.

DoRIS mobile supports captains and vessel operators in their daily business and contributes to safety in navigation. A swipe function available for all services gives fast access to data which is updated on regular intervals depending on the service – new water levels are available every 15 minutes or lock status is updated every 5 minutes.

A special focus was put on the usability of services. The app which automatically adopts the language of the device has a “pull to refresh” function for updating the information with a pull gesture. A roaming warning has also been incorporated to warn the user on possible additional costs. „Our clients on the waterway want to be mobile, and we are here to accommodate their navigation needs. We value our customers’ safety and comfort. With this app, we want to offer them a modern, state-of-the-art service for navigation on the Austrian stretch of the Danube”,  said Hans-Peter Hasenbichler, viadonau Managing Director.

viadonau was founded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology. At six service centers and 10 locks along the 378 km stretch of the Austrian Danube viadonau with its 250 employees is managing the waterway and natural habitat. Main target is the development of the natural and economic environment. viadonau in cooperation with BMVIT run the DoRIS website which offers relevant fairway and traffic related information for inland navigation in Austria.

The app is now available in the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play Store. Detailed information can be found underwww.doris.bmvit.gv.at/services/doris_mobile, a free online tutorial is available in the YouTube channel of viadonau under www.youtube.com/ViaDonau.

The DoRIS App was developed by viadonau in cooperation with Fluidtime.

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