Citymapper is an app for transportation and travel information which will help you get anywhere in any city in its database, step by step.
Ever been frustrated by the clumsiness of figuring out how to get across a complicated city using Google Maps? Citymapper is the sleek, efficient solution. It’s now available in New York City, Boston, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, Washington DC, and London. Your current location is auto-detected, and you tell it where to pinpoint as “home,” “work,” plus any favorite places you know you’ll keep coming back to. Choose your preferred method of transport – walking, subway/metro, cab, bike, bus, tram, ferry, whatever – and be presented with suggested routes, including info regarding disruptions in a transport line, how many potential calories you’ll burn, and any anticipated inclement weather conditions. The design is just gorgeous and eminently usable. Try it once and you’ll never be able to go back to another maps app ever again.
The secret of Citymapper is that it includes data on public transportation like subways, buses, trains, and bicycles, which allows you to choose between several different routes at any given time. On a nice day, you might prefer to use a bicycle rental over the subway, and sometimes, you might prefer to walk around a bit instead of taking a bus.
Using Citymapper is as simple as indicating your destination and waiting a few seconds to see what the possible routes are. Sometimes it’s best to take the subway, transfer, and take a bus; and if so, Citymapper will tell you how.
Another feature included in Citymapper is that, if you’re connected to the Internet, you can report in real time any interruptions in train or bus services as well as the availability of bicycle rentals. It will even tell you how many calories you burn using each service.