This way, Apple only has to integrate one data model to support hundreds of bike-sharing services.
Apple Maps already included some bike sharing data, but according to TechCrunch, the partnership means Apple Maps now has bike sharing data in more than 175 cities in 36 countries. Ito World has worked with dozens of companies to license and normalize bike-sharing data. But this is a big improvement over existing data.More news: (MRK) Shares Sold by Beach Investment Counsel Inc. PA
Apple Maps started including bike sharing data about a year ago with a different partnership, but it was in limited to New York City, Paris, and London. I hope the company is going to add this in an upcoming update. Or, if you know the name of the place, just type that in instead. Users will still want to continue using dedicated apps for various bike sharing devices, but this is a nice update for Apple Maps nonetheless.
Ito World's bike share data feed shows the locations of bikes and docking stations for 179 cities (and counting) including 176 bike share systems for a total of more than 12,810 points of interest. It supports Citi Bike in New York City, Ford GoBike in San Francisco, BIKETOWN in Portland, BIXI in Montreal, Santander Cycles in London, CityCycle in Brisbane, bicing in Barcelona, as well as nextbike in Germany, Croatia, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and many others.More news: Kid Rock to Be Inducted Into WWE Hall of Fame
Apple Maps' bike-sharing data has been expanded.More news: Winter weather alert issued in Central NY for 'long-duration' snowfall