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Bus & Bahn

Bus & Bahn

App Description

The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:

Travelling successfully in Berlin and Brandenburg with the VBB “Bus & Train” app

VBB-app “Bus & Train”: route planner and mobile ticketing for public transport in Berlin and Brandenburg

The VBB-app contains all timetables for over 1,000 regional transport, S-Bahn (suburban train), U-Bahn (subway), tram, bus and ferry lines with more than 13,000 stops – in reliable quality.

New features (August 2014 release)
- pop-up, which gives an advice that mobile tickets are always valid immediately
- position function for start position when buying a handyticket now available
- new registration website

Bug fixes
- bicycle tickets now available at all devices
- no more crashes when buying a 4-trip-ticket

Route planner – personal and up-to-date

Calculating your routes is a piece of cake – from your current location to a train station, stop, address or place of interest (POI). The location function automatically determines the best connection based on the stops in the surrounding area, and the walking distance to the stop is displayed on the integrated map or directly in the image.
Connecting time, disabled access, direct connections, bike transport or transport restrictions can all be tailored to your requirements.
Incidentally, you can also select contact details from your Smartphone address book as the starting point or destination and send your details via email, SMS or Facebook, or export the details into your Smartphone calendar.

Is my bus or train on time?

The timetables are updated every week, so you’re always kept in the loop, including when it comes to construction sites and special transport or timetable changes.
If there are disruptions, the app will inform you of delays, connections and special events. To-the-minute forecasts, so-called real-time data, is available for most train lines (including the Berlin S-Bahn suburban train), trams and buses in Brandenburg, and preparations are already being made to display the current arrival and departure times for services run by Berlin transport companies and other transport companies in Brandenburg.

No loose change, no queues: Mobile tickets anytime, anywhere

You can now obtain all major VBB tickets, from extension tickets (Anschlussfahrausweis), to individual fares, to day and small-group day and bicylcle tickets, via app. All you need to do is register for “HandyTicket Deutschland”, and you can purchase tickets for instant travel within Berlin and Brandenburg. You can choose between direct debit, credit card and prepaid payment.
The Touch & Travel process already in operation as part of DB’s intercity rail service also enables you to get travelling via the “Bus & Train” VBB app!

Information on the access rights required for this app:

Some access rights are needed in order to use the app to its full extent. Calendar data, contact data, and the camera on the mobile are only used to perform these functions.

Please help us improve this app by sending suggestions and information to info@VBB.de.

Sensitive Permissions Used By This App
Permission What Why
Full network access Can access the internet It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality
Read phone status and identity Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number Internal
Take pictures and videos Can use camera or flashlight on the phone Internal
Read your contacts Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history Internal
Precise location (gps and network-based) Can use user's precise location Internal
Read call log Can read your device’s call log, including incoming and outgoing calls Not analyzed yet
Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage Can write to your phone's USB storage Not analyzed yet
Approximate location (network-based) Can use user's approximate location Not analyzed yet

Privacy Analysis

Version of the app analyzed:

3.0.16

App was last analyzed by Privacy Grade on:

09/25/2014

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