Ever wanted to know which train coach was the least crowded? Or what the temperature in each carriage was? Well, in Japan, there's an app for that.
While I live in Japan, I work at home. My commute is from my bed to my desk. Every morning, I'm thankful I don't get on a crowded commuter train. If I did, I'd certainly want an app like this.
Today, East Japan Railway Computer is releasing a new free app that does things you'd probably expect, like provide info about train lines and times, give real time updates about trains, and offer station (and platform) maps.