March 19, 2018

Apple Maps shows you the nearest bike-sharing stations

13 March 2018, 09:18 | Dale Webster

Apple Maps Now Shows Bike Sharing Stations in Montreal, Toronto and Beyond

Apple Maps now includes bike sharing data for more than 175 cities

Users of the sobi Hamilton bike sharing service can search for stations using the same method.

Apple Maps helps you to find the nearest bike-sharing station by typing "bike sharing" in the search bar or the name of the service. The update comes as Apple has struck a deal with data company Ito World.

Apple and Ito World partnership gives the former access to bike-sharing data from over 179 cities and of 176 services.

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.

This new feature along with some other make Apple Maps a great app for local guidance. As the name of bike service is different in every city, so this feature can facilitate you in local bike sharing service.

Apple Maps' bike-sharing data has been expanded. However, it does not provide information on a startup that's operating a dock-less bike-sharing service. The app previously contained limited information on bike-sharing services in a handful of cities.

Apple Maps doesn't actually tell you the number of bikes available. People rely on Google to find answers to most of their problems, even location-based queries.

Despite its shortcomings, the latest Apple Maps update is remarkable in the sense that it shows how the Cupertino giant is dedicated to improving the user experience of its mapping service. The app now also supports airport and mall maps etc.

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