HopStop Transit Directions for iPhone – Review – A Handy Tool To Have

On June 11, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

HopStop Transit Directions for iPhone – Review – A Handy Tool To Have

Our rating:

By: HopStop.com, Inc

Version #: 2.5.1

Date Released: 2013-05-17

Developer: HopStop.com, Inc

Price: Free

User Rating:

Yes we all have good old Google Maps to rely on for our navigational needs. We also have the not so reliable default iOS map app to fall back on. However, getting specific and accurate directions from place to place might require more specialized applications.

HopStop Transit doesn’t have the fancy and detailed maps found in most navigational software, for the simple fact that it doesn’t really need them. HopStop Transit is straight to the point, providing clear and concise instructions on how to get somewhere. Along with a simple to navigate (pun not intended) layout, I say the app is extremely easy to use.

What really aroused my attention was the reporting function in the app. Here, if you were to encounter some sort of delay be it from a traffic jam or some sort of transportation fault along a certain road, you can report it to the system which will then broadcast it to other users and it works both ways too. Social media integration also allows for users to share these details with friends on Facebook and Twitter.

HopStop Transit also gives an estimated time and cost on what it would take to reach your destination.

For a free app, this is something very handy to keep in your device.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:Everyone

What I Like:The alert function

What I Don't Like:Lack of support for other regions

Final Statement:A nifty tool everyone must have

Read the Developer's Notes:
HopStop is the only transit app you'll ever need! Get detailed subway, bus, train, taxi, walking and biking directions, real-time transit information via "HopStop Live!", as well as official transit maps, nearby station search, and station-to-station schedules in over 600 cities throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, you'll benefit from our latest feature, HopStop Live!, which lets you see what other HopStop users are saying, in real-time, about the stations, trains, lines and buses you use most. HopStop Live! empowers our community of millions of transit riders to work together towards a common goal to get everyone to where they need to go, faster.

With HopStop Live! you can:
• Follow your favorite lines, stations or stops
• Report real-time delays and issues
• Contribute pictures of what you're seeing on buses and trains
• Share to Facebook and Twitter

The app also supports these great features as well:
• Get directions from your current location
• Get schedules for hundreds of regional rails, subways, buses, ferries, light rails, streetcars, trams, trolleys & more
• Map a location & see nearby subway & bus stops
• Estimate travel time & cost for a taxi & call cab companies
• See a list of all possible routes with Smart Route
• Get biking directions in NYC, DC, Chicago, & SF

HopStop works in over 600 cities including:
Albany / Rensselaer / Troy
Allentown / Lehigh
Ann Arbor
Asheville, NC
Auckland, NZ
Bakersfield, CA
Bend, OR
Birmingham, AL
Blacksburg, VA
Bloomington, IN
Boston (Eastern MA)
Buffalo / Niagara
Burlington, VT
Butte, MT
Christchurch, NZ
Clemson, SC
Columbus, OH
Dallas / Ft. Worth
Denver / Boulder / Co. Springs
Dover / Wilmington
El Paso, TX
Eugene / Corvallis
Flagstaff, AZ
Fort Wayne, IN
Frederick County, MD
Fresno / Madera / Visalia
Green Bay / Appleton / Oshkosh
Hamilton, ON
Huntsville, AL
Jackson Hole, WY
Kansas City
Kingsport, TN
La Crosse, WI
Lansing, MI
Las Vegas
Lexington, KY
Little Rock
Long Island
Los Angeles
Lubbock, TX
Madison, WI
Manchester, UK
Mendocino / Ft. Bragg / Eureka
Metro North Area
Miami / South Florida
Minneapolis / St. Paul
Missoula, MT
Morgantown, WV
Myrtle Beach / Florence
New Jersey
New Orleans
New York
Newport News / Hampton
Norfolk / VA.Beach / Chesapeake
Oklahoma City
Orange County, CA
Palm Springs, CA
Portland / Salem (OR)
Portland, ME
Portsmouth / Dover (NH)
Quebec City
Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
Redding / Red Bluff / Shasta
Rennes, FR
Reno / Tahoe / Truckee
Richmond, VA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento / Davis
Saint Petersburg, RUS
Salt Lake City / Provo / Ogden
San Antonio
San Diego
San Francisco Bay Area
San Luis Obispo
Santa Barbara
Sarasota / Bradenton
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Savannah, GA
Seattle / Tacoma / Olympia
Southwest Oregon
Spokane, WA
Springfield (Western MA)
St Louis
St. George / Zion (UT)
St. John's, Newfoundland
State College, PA
Stockton / Modesto / Tracy
Syracuse / Oswego / Utica
Tampa / St. Pete / Clearwater
Thunder Bay, ON
Topeka, KS
Toronto / Brampton
Vancouver, BC
Ventura / Oxnard (CA)
Victoria, BC
Walla Walla, WA
Washington, DC
Wellington, NZ
Wilmington, NC
Yuma, AZ

HopStop directions are informational only. Transit schedules and routes are subject to change. No representation is made or warranty given as to their content, route usability or expeditiousness. User assumes all risk of use. HopStop and its suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use.

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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