Apple Acquires HopStop Online Transit Navigation App

Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:03am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 8758 views

Apple has agreed to acquire HopStop.com, an online transit navigation service, according to Bloomberg. The news comes just after a report from earlier today which said Apple had acquired Locationary, another company which would boost its maps offering.

HopStop describes itself as the only transit app you'll ever need. "Get detailed subway, bus, train, taxi, walking and biking directions, real-time transit information via "HopStop Live!", as well as official transit maps, nearby station search, and station-to-station schedules in over 600 cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand."

HopStop Live! lets you see what other HopStop users are saying, in real-time, about the stations, trains, lines and buses you use.

With HopStop Live! you can:
• Follow your favorite lines, stations or stops
• Report real-time delays and issues
• Contribute pictures of what you're seeing on buses and trains
• Share to Facebook and Twitter

Features:
• Get directions from your current location
• Get schedules for hundreds of regional rails, subways, buses, ferries, light rails, streetcars, trams, trolleys & more
• Map a location & see nearby subway & bus stops
• Estimate travel time & cost for a taxi & call cab companies
• See a list of all possible routes with Smart Route
• Get biking directions in NYC, DC, Chicago, & SF

You can download HopStop from the App Store for free.

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Jagga - July 20, 2013 at 3:21pm
Hopspot is not as easy to use as rodify and from using it in real time it is very accurate. I had hopspot deleted it after I found rodify. It also has many options for transit I mainly use it in New York thou. Not sure about other countries.
myaapple - July 20, 2013 at 3:49am
They should just pay google what ever they ask for.
Maxim - July 20, 2013 at 12:20am
You just woke me up from sleeping.. My iPad screen turned on and scared the heck out of me. I first thought there wa an alien.. Lol
Dantony Paula - July 20, 2013 at 1:34am
I use this app often, in my opinion is the best app ever. Good move apple did on this one.
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