Here’s a timeline of important events throughout the story of Railboard.
The first line of code is written.
I (Jon Cox writing here, hi 👋) got the initial idea for a simpler train times app while commuting in 2015; coming up with the name Railboard while looking up at an information board at Waterloo East station in November 2015.
Acquired the railboard.com domain name.
RAILBOARD and the Railboard logo are both registered as trademarks.
Launched a 99designs contest for the initial design of Railboard, finding the superb designer Gusnendar in the process.
The first version of the Railboard was launched on the App Store on 2 May 2018, with what has now become the “Live trains” tab.
Version 2.0 was released, adding the “Saved” tab - which has since been renamed “Routes”.
The “Planner” tab was added in version 3.0, for multi-part journey planning.
First started talking to potential partners about selling train tickets through the app.
The “Pinned” tab made its first appearance with version 4.0.
Tickets finally arrived! Version 5.0 added the ability to buy train tickets on the “Planner” tab and added the new “My tickets” tab.