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Apple acquires HopStop transit service navigation
The deal comes on the same day in which the American company acquired Locationary company.
Apple acquired the company developed for transit and navigation HopStop, a deal the company has refused to disclose details.
The deal comes as observers, as part of the US company sought to improve its maps service, it also comes on the same day that it announced the acquisition of Locationary is one of the emerging Canadian companies specializing in data “crowd”, in particular those relating to the businesses and websites.
Observers said the acquisition would enable the company to HopStop service improve navigation capabilities in the Apple map service Maps, since the launch of this mapping service last year, “Apple”, unlike the “Google maps”, many third-party applications that provide navigation services, including HopStop to provide users with the best tables and trends leading to subways and buses.
HopStop company, which supports more than 700 transit agency over seven countries, conducted in April by launching the application Live HopStop for iPhone, to provide users with data updates the crowd with respect to navigation.
Reference is made to the service that was acquired by the “Apple” is somewhat similar in terms of functionality that is provided by the “Wiz” Waze that “Google” on 11 June, acquired in a deal valued at $ 1.3 billion.
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