It was previously reported that Apple had acquired another mapping software company named HopStop. The company is behind the popular smartphone app of the same name which provides subway schedules, maps, and a slew of other useful transit data for those of you who know about it. This weekend, the app was updated to get even better. This update is the first update since word was released of Appleís acquisition of the company and version 2.6 includes a handful of new features and improvements such as real time delay and incident reporting, along with other features.

A full changelog of the update can be found below:

- Added support for cities in the UK, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Ireland, and Israel
- You can now report real-time Delays, Crowds, Incidents, Service Changes, Station Closures, Broken Elevators, Suggestions, and Complaints with HopStop Live!
- Save your Home & Work addresses for quick use (visit Settings to add/edit)
- Access your saved ĎMy Tripsí directly from the search screen
- New font and updated UI!
- Bug fixes
Of the new features, the new reporting feature is quite useful as it crowdsources important data that can help users on their travels. Examples of this would be seeing which subway stops are most crowded and which trains are delayed, both of which can be useful to those who end up having to use public transportation often. For obvious reasons the ability to save home and work addresses will prove to be a large convenience as well. Last but not least, the addition of new cities will certainly prove to be useful to those who live in the specific areas.


For those of you who havenít tried the app, it can prove to come in very handy. You can download the latest version of HopStop for free for both the iPhone and iPad.

Source: iTunes