Apple Maps Should Get Way Better After HopStop Acquisition

Well, well, well. Looks like Apple is doubling down on its Maps efforts leading up to the launch of iOS 7. Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has acquired HopStop, marking the second maps-related acquisition for the day.

Launched back in 2005, HopStop has been directing lost souls with its transit guides in over seven countries. A recent update lets users report real-time service updates for trains. The addition of HopStop to Apple's Maps app would certainly bolster the, um, lack of public transport directions.

Earlier today it was announced that Apple had acquired Locationary to boost its mapping apps. This is good news for Apple Maps users and might actually put the much beleaguered app on par with Google Maps. Maybe. [Bloomberg]

Update: Apple has confirmed the acquisition to AllThingsD.

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