This week, I’ll look at an App that a friend of mine in London turned me on to a little while back. Since then I’ve always used it as its proved useful.
Normally, when I travel, there are two go to Apps I like to use for navigation: Google Maps and Citymapper. The latter gives me information about specific cities at the moment, while the former is worldwide. Let’s look at the latter; Citymapper.
Price: Free | Available for: IOS | Android
Citymapper is available for the following cities, but you can vote for the next city via the App. They’ve added many cities since I first used it:
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Baltimore, MD USA
- Barcelona, Spain
- Berlin, Germany
- Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Boston, MA USA
- Brussels, Belgium
- Chicago, IL USA
- Hamburg, Germany
- Hong Kong
- Lisbon, Portugal
- London, United Kingdom
- Los Angeles, CA USA
- Lyon, France
- Madrid, Spain
- Manchester, United Kingdom
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Milan, Italy
- Montreal, QB Canada
- New York, NY USA
- Paris, France
- Philadelphia, PA USA
- Rome, Italy
- San Francisco, CA USA
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Seoul, South Korea
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- Tokyo, Japan which is currently in beta
- Toronto, On Canada
- Vancouver, AB Canada
You can set your home and work addresses if you prefer or any place for that matter. Right from the Go section of the App.
Choosing the “Get Me Somewhere” option brings up a map and allows you to place a Start and an End position. It will use your GPS positioning on your phone as the Start position, but you can change that easily. You can either tap the map or type it all in.
It will then give you Walk, Bike and Cab options along with calories and monetary costs. I like using the Walk function as its fun to see how far away is the airport and how I can actually walk there. One of these days I will :-).
Once you select an option you will get a map with the cost and time the journey will take as well as step by step directions.
Click Go to get started with the first step.
The “Near” function is quite good as well. It finds nearest transit opportunities around you including Uber.
If you pick say Uber, you will be given the time in minutes you are away from an Uber.
Clicking on one of the options will show you where the cars are located.
What do you think? Have you ever used it? What’s your favorite Go to App in this category? Please leave a comment below.
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