Java powered interactive tube map for Orange phones
My copy of London Underground's Tube magazine dropped through my door this weekend. As usual it has some interesting articles about the tube itself - one on individual station designs at platform level, and one on Caribbean tube workers in the 1950s and 60s - but mostly comes across as a rather dull corporate brochure aching to be an in-flight magazine.
However it did have one really neat promotional item - advertising that you can download a free java powered interactive colour tube map to your Orange phone. All you do is text 'Tubemap' to 60835. The download is very quick, and the application is great, you can either scroll around the map, or select a specific station from an alphabetical list. TFL are hoping to introduce it for other phone networks later this year.