So... what's the status of public transit apps?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ravenvii, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    It's been two months since Apple ditched Google Maps for their own.

    At the time, public transit app developers saw this as an opportunity for public transit apps to flourish.

    I'm still on iOS 5 for one sole reason: I use public transit, and Google Maps provides that, and Apple Maps doesn't.

    I'm wondering what the status of public transit apps is now, two months later. Has any apps became clear winners? Have they begun to deliver better experiences/accuracy than Google Maps?
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I don't think you're ever going to see a "winner". It's too difficult for a smaller company to offer coverage on a large scale.

    We've seen Apps that are limited to railways or one particular city, but nothing like Google.
  3. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    It really depends on the city/area.

    Here in New York there's a ton of transit apps:
  4. MozMan68 macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2010
    Right here...
    Depends where you will use it most often...that's the point (and why it is better than Google trying to cover the world)

    In the US, I've used HopStop for every city I have visited so far and it has been awesome. Way better than Google ever was for both info and transit options.

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