Not long after Apple purchased transit navigation app HopStop, the service stopped working on Windows Phones.
According to AllThingsD — and first reported by WindowsObserver, the app mysteriously vanished from the Windows Phone Marketplace. Meanwhile, Windows devices with the app already downloaded received an alert saying, “HopStop no longer supports the Windows platform.”
The acquisition is a part of Apple’s effort to significantly improve its own map service, Apple Maps. Since Apple abandoned Google Maps as the default navigation app on iOS in 2012, users have complained about inaccurate directions and software bugs.
HopStop, which supports more than 700 transit agencies across seven countries, provides consumers with navigation, bus and subway schedules and real-time crowdsourced updates on service changes.
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