Chapter 9: The smartphone as a navigation aid – travelling by public transport

In the ninth chapter, you will learn how the smartphone helps with navigating and how you can use it for public transport.

The application examples in the videos use the smartphone operating system that is most common. Moreover, smartphones with a user interface especially designed for senior citizens are presented. The video also includes references to differences in other brands or models as examples. Large Austrian transport companies were selected for the example apps presented in the videos.

How does the location tracking on the smartphone work and what is GPS?

The first video explains in a simplified way the location tracking on the smartphone and how to switch it on and off. (The video is only available in German.)

How does a navigation app work?

In the second video, you will learn more about the map, route and navigation functions of a navigation app. (The video is only available in German.)

How does a navigation app help to find public transport connections?

The third video demonstrates how to use a navigation app to search for public transport connections. (The video is only available in German.)

How does the app “ÖBB Scotty” work?

The fourth video shows how you can search for and find train services in the app of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and how to query helpful details. (The video is only available in German.)

How does the app “WienMobil” work?

The fifth video explains how you can use the "WienMobil" app to find out about public transport connections in Vienna. (The video is only available in German.)