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The ExploreMetro Christmas Sale: Buy one app get one free!

Every app, every city, just $0.99

From now until December 15th you can buy any ExploreMetro iPhone app for just $0.99! That’s 50% off the regular price. Whether you live in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Taipei, Singapore or Hong Kong, or are planning a trip there during 2011, be sure to grab a copy today!

Buy one for you, get one for a friend!

The first 100 people who buy an ExploreMetro app will be eligible for a FREE extra copy to send to a friend! That’s right, just purchase any ExploreMetro iPhone app, and forward your iTunes email receipt to iphone at exploremetro dot com. We’ll send you a promo code which you can give to your friend for a free copy of the same app! Hurry, stocks are limited, we only have 100 free apps to give away!

The small print:

  • Promo codes will work in any country, the recipient will require an iTunes account
  • Promo code will be for the same app you purchase.
  • Limited to one code per person
  • Only 100 free apps available, we’ll update this blog post once we’ve sold out

The Clockwork Orange: Taipei Metro Xinzhuang and Luzhou lines open!

The Taipei Metro’s Orange line received two new additions this week with the opening of the Luzhou branch line from Luzhou to Daqiaotou, and the Xinzhuang line from Daqiaotou to Zhongxiao Xinsheng. As you can see from the map below, this doesn’t yet link up with the existing part of the Orange Line from Nanshijiao to Guting. The gap from Guting to Zhongxiao Xinsheng will be completed in June 2011, with an intermediate station at Dongmen.

We’ve prepared an update for our Taipei Metro iPhone app (including retina display) and it should be available in the next week!

Choose your preferred language in our ExploreMetro apps

The ExploreMetro iPhone apps auto-detect your iPhone/iPod’s system language and show either English or Chinese labels. That’s useful for most people, but sometimes you’d prefer to be able to choose the language manually.

We’re pleased to announce that by popular demand, the next version of all the ExploreMetro apps will allow you to select your language manually via the See this Youtube video to see how simple it is to change.

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!

Coming soon: Explore Taipei

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be launching a new metro map app in the next few weeks for the Taipei Metro. The Taipei Rapid Transit System is a relatively new metro system, having begun operations in 1996. It now has 80 stations on 8 lines.

We’ll be using ExploreMetro’s expertise to provide a great interactive metro online and for iPhone including:

  • Clear, bilingual maps (English and Traditional Chinese)
  • Fast, accurate route-planning with times and prices
  • A native iPhone app with full offline access
  • Street maps and first/last train times for every station
  • Free updates, starting with the extensions to the Blue and Orange lines opening later in 2010

If you’d like to be notified when ExploreTaipei launches, pre-register at