Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

Citi Bike, Other Bike-Sharing Data In 179 Cities Added

Citi Bike, Other Bike-Sharing Data In 179 Cities Added

But now many people in more than 175 cities have easy access to bike-sharing data just by using the Apple Maps app.

TechCrunch reports that the data in Apple Maps doesn't include how many bikes are available at each sharing station or how many parking spaces are open.

Ito World has worked with many companies and has licensed as well as normalized bike-sharing data. This update is rolling out in over 175 cities across 36 countries.

Apple Maps doesn't tell you the number of available bikes or empty docks. Different cities will have different bike sharing services with different names.

Apple is adding more features to Apple Maps in order to get the attention of audience who are more tilted towards Google Maps.

Image Courtesy of Alamy
Image Courtesy of Alamy

Apple Maps 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 dozens of others.

The iOS app can now provide the location of the nearest bike-sharing service in the user's city. It is expected that these features will come with future updates, or else there isn't much benefit to switching to Apple Maps with apps like Mobike, Ofo, and oBike in the market. The Apple and Ito World partnership is simply a strive by the former to stay relevant to Google Maps.

Apple Maps' bike-sharing data has been expanded.

Apple Maps supports services such as Citi Bike, Ford's GoBike, and Biketown, amongst a slew of others.

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