We’re hard at work getting ready for version 5.0 of our metro maps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new update will incorporate lots of your suggestions and improvements, to make sure we live up being “Asia’s best metro maps”.
Here are just a few of the things we’re working on:
1. Offline street maps
Because Google Maps doesn’t work offline, in version 5.0 you’ll be able to view an alternative map, provided by Open Street Map, which is embedded in the app and available offline!
2. Interchange indicators
To improve our routeplanner, stations where you need to interchange will now be clearly marked with a new symbol and animation.
3. Better first/last train times
We’ve polished up the design of first/last train times, and added arrows to make it clear which direction the trains are heading.
4. Instant language switch, and new help section
A brand new help section with links to our new support forum. And, by popular demand, you’ll be able to instantly switch languages, without needing to quit the app.
5. Line previews
Rather than have to scroll the map to find a legend, you can now press on any line to quickly see the name of the line.
The new versions will be available in the next few weeks. If you’d like to help test the new versions, please consider joining our beta-tester program.