WWDC 2016: Public Transit in Apple Maps

Ellis Verosub, Senior Manager of Maps Transit at Apple gives us this video presentation that outlines the customer experience in Apple’s public transportation information & directions (see previous post, Welcome, Apple). Ellis describes the many thoughtful touches to transit info & maps in Apple Maps, such as cartography that highlights major transit lines Here is one especially nice touch: in some places with BRT…

Apple Maps Expands to Los Angeles

In December, Apple Maps added transit-directions coverage for the greater Los Angeles region, after adding transit directions for several other regions in summer 2015.  I tested the trip planner with several queries and received consistently accurate and descriptive public transportation directions.  The range of transit coverage extends well beyond Los Angeles County and into Ventura, Santa Barbara, San…

Welcome, Apple

This is a long-overdue congratulations and acknowledgement of Apple’s addition of transit directions in the iOS 9 software that runs on iPhones, iPads, and iPods. In September, this iOS upgrade added public transit directions to Apple’s default maps application. See more on the iOS Maps page on apple.com or this June 8 article on theverge.com. As…