Apple Maps will make getting around easier with new bike-sharing feature

Apple Maps will make getting around easier with new bike-sharing feature

Apple Maps will make getting around easier with new bike-sharing feature

Apple has collaborated with Ito World in order to add bike-sharing data in Apple Maps.

However, Apple Maps now only shows contact information and address of the services, whereas other more sophisticated applications offer the number of available bikes as well as empty docks.

Ito World has helped out with so many companies to license and normalize bike-sharing data.




Google Maps also lets users search for bike-sharing docks. The feature is now live and helps you find the nearest station by typing "bike sharing" in the search bar or the name of the service. But this is a big improvement over existing data. But with the current Apple Maps update, you can do the same through it as well. It just gives you the address, name and contact information for the service.

Divvy stations in Chicago are now a part of a bike-sharing data app.

This feature is useful when you are travelling from one city to another and want some adventure on bike. The app previously contained limited information on bike-sharing services in a handful of cities. It is expected that these features will come with future updates, or else there isn't much benefit to switching to Apple Maps with apps like Mobike, Ofo, and oBike in the market. It supports Citi Bike in New York City, Ford GoBike in San Francisco, BIKETOWN in Portland, BIXI in Montreal, Santander Cycles in London, CityCycle in Brisbane, bicing in Barcelona, as well as nextbike in Germany, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and many others.

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