There has been a flurry of discussion about Apple’s iOS 6 Maps and transit, including on this blog. Earlier, I suggested that iOS 6 has some upsides and downsides for public transportation.
There’s tremendous opportunity for innovation in how we design and communicate information about personal mobility. Unfortunately the tools have not kept pace, in part due to a lack of proper incentives for new services. With iOS 6 Apple is building a market for new tools rather than offering a default solution.
…In the short-term there will be some pain as new tools are developed, however in the long-run iOS 6 might do as much for transit innovation as GTFS and Google Maps.
Read Kevin’s whole post: Why iOS 6 is good for transit (OpenPlans blog)