One of them is Citymapper, an app that many consider the best alternative to Google Maps. But as compared to Google Maps, Citymapper’s main focus isn’t necessarily on cars and driving, but on alternative means of transportation, including bikes, e-scooters, and car-sharing services.
So what Citymapper does is combine all these methods of transportation and generate a route to a specific destination that’s as fast and convenient as possible.
The main problem that Citymapper is now trying to deal with is that it needs a ton of information to provide accurate information to its users because as compared to other navigation apps, it also needs a database of transit times, subway and bus routes and stops, taxi stations, and scooter stations.
But the good news is that the parent company keeps improving the app and this week announced that Citymapper is going live in 17 new cities in the United States. These include Portland, Cleveland, Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston, and Denver.
“We've massively increased our coverage of America by building 17 (!) new regions, tripling our number of US cities. Humans and robots worked together over many weeks. This is our biggest number of cities launched at once, ever!” the dev team working on the app announced.
In addition, the company doesn’t want to stop here and more cities are already in the queue. What’s more, Citymapper will soon launch with support for more locations in Europe too, so a massive update is currently in the works, but an ETA isn’t yet available.