Monthly Archives: August 2010

Explore Taipei Metro map for iPhone released!

ExploreMetro is delighted to announce that Explore Taipei Metro map for iPhone is now available! This is our sixth iPhone app, as we expand to all the major cities in Asia!

It includes all the features you’ve come to expect from our apps: routeplanning, search, find my nearest station, Google Maps for every station, first/last train times, and English/Chinese support.

This is the first release of the app, so I’d be really happy to hear from you If you have any comments or feedback on how to make the app better!

Download Explore Taipei now!

Join 1 million people: get Explore Shanghai for iPhone FREE

We passed an exciting milestone: 1 million unique users using our online metro map and iPhone app of the Shanghai Metro! To celebrate, for the next two days you can download Explore Shanghai for iPhone absolutely FREE!

You can get all our latest features, including route-planning with up-to-date times and prices, Google Maps for every station, audio clips of every station name, and “find my nearest station“. Normally the app costs $0.99, but today and tomorrow you can download the app for free. Don’t delay, download it today!

A new look for ExploreMetro

ExploreMetro produces metro maps for the biggest cities across Asia and we thought it was about time to get a proper logo! We wanted something simple and easily recognizable. After considering various options we’ve gone for this:

Want an explanation? Sure! The red represents Asia, the “m” is for metros, with the curved line representing a metro line on a map. The circle represents the fact we want everyone in the world to use our maps 🙂 Check out our new look on, on Twitter and Facebook.

Google Maps in every ExploreMetro app

We’ve just released the 2.5 update to all our iPhone metro maps! That’s five new updates for Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Singapore and Hong Kong!

Here’s what’s new!

Google Maps – By popular demand, you can now see a street map for every station. This is really handy if you’re arriving at a metro station and want to see which exit to take, or how to reach your destination. Just tap on any station, then tap Street map (requires a 3G or Wifi internet connection).

New interface – We’ve simplified the interface for browsing stations and planning routes. Just tap any station to see this standard popup. You can switch between Metro map, Street map and Train times (for first/last train times). You can also listen to the name of the station as an audio clip by tapping the station name, or start planning a route.

Easy routeplanning – Planning routes is now even simpler. Tap on the first station, and choose “Plan route”. Then tap on your destination. The route, time and price will be immediately shown. We’ve also updated the Singapore app prices for the new distance-based fares.

Version 2.5 is a FREE update for all existing users. Download our apps today!