Apple takes route navigation for public transport on HopStop




Apple has the app developer for route navigation HopStop acquired. The company provides services for route navigation via public transport, but also provides navigation through walking and cycling routes and taxi options.

The acquisition is opposite AllThingsD confirmed by Apple and following the acquisition of Locationary: a service for location-based information held by crowdsourcing up-to-date. HopStop was founded in 2005 and offers apps for iOS and Android to. The service has 2 million monthly users, who can assist in the updating of information and data on delay can add.

The acquisition will give Apple a service owned specializing in route navigation for public transport and for users who go by bike or on foot. In addition, users taxi rides plans and costs are determined. The service covers 500 cities in seven countries, USA, Canada, England, France, New Zealand and Russia. Apple, the technology and the development of HopStop efforts to improve. Been criticized Maps service It is not known what was the purchase price.


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