Citymapper Navigation App Finally Available for More Users

There are many navigation apps out there, but right now, it’s pretty clear that Google Maps, Apple Maps, and Waze are simply the most popular choices regardless of the mobile platform.
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On the other hand, there are also applications that don’t have the same exposure but which come with innovative features supposed to help us get around our cities faster.

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.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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