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HopStop launches real-time transit app

Posted on April 8, 2013

HopStop, the number one ranked transit app in iTunes and Google Play, today launched HopStop Live! — a free, real-time social transit app that allows public transportation riders to contribute, receive and share real-time transit information about stations, lines and transit systems.

The new service will launch exclusively on the iPhone platform with other platforms, including iPad and Google Play, to follow in subsequent releases. The real-time transit service includes every market, across every transit agency, for every line/route that HopStop currently supports.

HopStop Live! is the only all-in-one transit app, providing door-to-door walking and transit directions, schedules and officially licensed transit maps and, for the first time, real-time crowd-sourced information from fellow transit riders.

The service benefits from an immediate install-base of 2 million monthly active users. The service also fills a large void left by the lack of real-time information currently available from most transit agencies — especially in periods of disruption caused by unforeseen incidents, according to a company statement.

Real-time, crowd-sourced information will be available both within HopStop’s familiar step-by-step direction search experience and also through a new standalone service with the iPhone app called “Live!.”Through the standalone service “Live!,” users can follow their specific lines and stations of regular use.

"HopStop Live! analyzes real-time user reports on lines, stations and routes across its entire global footprint to give transit riders a real-time snapshot of whether their ride is delayed, by how long, and an indication of the likely reason," says Joe Meyer, CEO, HopStop.

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