Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

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

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

Apple's web mapping service app called Apple Maps now displays information on bike-sharing services across the United States and many other countries.

Ito World has worked with many companies and has licensed as well as normalized bike-sharing data.

Google Maps also lets users search for bike-sharing docks.

"Those in Montreal using the BIXI bike sharing service can type "bike sharing" or BIXI" in the search bar to locate the nearest BIXI station. Thanks to the partnership, Apple won't have to put together this data in-house and can simply integrate all the data through a single data model.

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Apple Maps will now tell users whether they can expect to find bikes available at a certain address or intersection.

The list of supported bike services in each city isn't comprehensive, but Apple may add more in the future.

But it can be quite useful if you're traveling to another city and you want to ride a bike. However, it does not provide information on a startup that's operating a dock-less bike-sharing service. As the name of the service is different in each city, you often end up on Google looking for local bike-sharing services.

This new app supports Citi Bike in NYC, Ford GoBike in San Francisco, BIKETOWN in Portland, Santander Cycles in London, bicing in Barcelona, BIXI in Montreal, CityCycle in Brisbane, nextbike in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and so many others. We can say now that Apple Maps could be a good option for your local area.

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