Apple is coming up with an upgrade for its Maps app on iOS 9, the app will now also feature a transit service for passengers, including bus, train, and subway route navigation. According to reports, the tech giant had previously planned this upgrade and it is finally expected to arrive before WWDC 2014.
Recently, Apple had decided not to use Google as a provider for maps service on iOS and now it is working on its own Maps app to provide passengers with iPhones, the most convenient means to their destinations. An Apple news website, 9to5 Mac, unveiled the apps’ features which include larger icons, so that users can easily locate subway stations, train stations, and airports. The latest Transit view will also provide users with an even better way to locate their route and destinations. It’s too early to say, but the mass transit feature on Apple’s Maps app will definitely be of great help to people.
The Transit feature of Apple was developed last year, but for some reason the company did not modify the service since then. However, other major changes in Apple’s Maps app are visible, such as a new notification system, added cities, and more refined data. The company has further plans of providing users with enhanced data, for instance being able to locate buildings, offices, and major landmarks.
The iOS app update is still under development and may go live next year. 9to5 Mac reports, Apple is building a few offices in Cupertino. Apple has rolled out a few robots, fitted with iBeacon sensors, that are working to pick up data associated with its indoor mapping project. Other than that, the company has also come up with a van-based project that automatically picks up street view footages in high resolution.
The site also reported that Apple is coming up with a new San Francisco font for its iOS 9, that is currently being used in its Apple Watch. Furthermore, HomeKit devices will be controlled with a new Home app being developed by Apple.