Thursday, June 13, 2013
Map of the Week: Citymapper Android App
Why we like it: Citymapper is a great example of combining Google’s data and basemap with an app developer’s own data and making a slick, useful interface. Citymapper helps Londoners get around by showing them locations of tube stations, bus routes, taxi fares, the status of transit lines, and much more. It’s built on top of the Google Maps Android API v2 and our Directions and Geocoding services.
It all starts with figuring out what you want to do.
From there you can get walking, biking, transit, or taxi directions. It’ll even tell you how many calories you’ll burn, or how much the taxi should cost.
You can also get information on Tube closures.
And play with a rampaging Android.
You can save your favorite lines and stations in the app as well, allowing you to customize your experience. All around, this is a great combination of our maps with highly localized data.
Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations Team