Category Archives: iPhone

Got a new iPad? Help us beta-test and get a $25 iTunes Gift card

We will shortly be releasing a new update for our iOS apps including support for the new iPad (“iPad 3”) with its high-resolution retina display. Unfortunately since the new iPad is not yet available in China, I haven’t yet got my hands on a physical device for testing. If you already have a new iPad, I’d love to hear from you. Click this link to sign up for our beta-testing program, I’ll send a $25 iTunes Gift card for the first person with an iPad 3 to sign up ­čÖé

Sign up for beta-testing ExploreMetro on TestFlight

It won’t take long to test, I’ll send you a new version of the app to test and ask you to send a few screenshots. Thanks!

The Joy of Six: introducing the new, faster Explore Seoul 6 with tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Seoul┬áis the sixth of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.

With version 6 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips.

Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby. Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful.

You can also view a list of the most popular tips for the whole city. And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

Explore Seoul 6 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Seoul yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.

The Joy of Six: introducing the new, faster Explore Guangzhou 6 with tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Guangzhou┬áis the sixth of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.

With version 6 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips.

Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby. Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful.

You can also view a list of the most popular tips for the whole city. And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

Explore Guangzhou 6 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Guangzhou yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.

The Joy of Six: introducing Explore Hong Kong 6.0 with Octopus Card support, top tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Hong Kong┬áis the fifth of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.0


Version 6.0 includes support for showing prices with/without Octopus Card in the routeplanner.

With version 6.0 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips.

Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby. Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful.

You can also view a list of the newest, or most popular tips for the whole city.

And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

Explore Hong Kong 6.0 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Hong Kong yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.

The Joy of Six: introducing Explore Taipei 6.0 with Orange Line Extension, top tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Taipei┬áis the fourth of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.0


Version 6.0 includes the new branch of the Orange Line (Xinzhuang Line) including stations between Taipei Bridge and Fu Jen University.

With version 6.0 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips. Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby.

Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful. And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

You can also view a list of the most popular tips for the whole city.

Explore Taipei 6.0 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Taipei yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.

Coming soon: prices with/without Octopus cards

The next version of our Explore Hong Kong app will include a much-requested feature: you’ll be able to choose to see prices with or without an Octopus Card. To keep the interface uncluttered, you’ll be able to select whether you want to see prices with or without a card in the Help tab.

This idea came from our feedback forum: if you haven’t visited yet, do browse the existing suggestions and vote on any you’d like to see in our apps! Popular suggestions include Android versions, bike information and showing the Huangpu River on our Shanghai app.

The Joy of Six: introducing Explore Singapore 6.0 with Circle Line Extension, top tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Singapore┬áis the third of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.0


Version 6.0 includes the newly opened Circle Line extension with new stations at Bayfront and Marina Bay.

With version 6.0 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips. Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby.

Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful. And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

You can also view a list of the most popular tips for the whole city.

Explore Singapore 6.0 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Singapore yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.

The Joy of Six: introducing Explore Shanghai 6.0 with bus info, top tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Shanghai┬áis the second of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.0


With version 6.0 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips. Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby. We’ve even included bus information for every metro station: check Tips to see which buses stop in the vicinity of the metro station.

Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful. And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

You can also view a list of the most popular tips for the whole city.

Explore Shanghai 6.0 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Shanghai yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.

The Joy of Six: introducing Explore Beijing 6.0 with new subway lines, top tips

We’re proud to announce that Explore Beijing is the first of our award-winning subway maps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to reach version 6.0

With version 6.0 we re-wrote the map code from the ground up to be faster. The app now loads quicker, and zooming in and out should be smooth, even on older devices.

The other big new feature is tips. Ever wondered what points of interest are close to a subway stop? Now you can tap on any station, then tap on Tips to see what’s nearby:

Tap the thumbs up button on any tip which you find useful. And if you know a great local restaurant, attraction or a clever shortcut, you can add your own tip:

 

You can also view a list of the most popular tips for the whole city.

And of course we’ve brought Explore Beijing fully up to date for 2012 with the latest lines and stations: find journey times on the new Line 9, Line 8 extension and Line 15 extension.

Explore Beijing 6.0 is a free update for existing users. Not got Explore Beijing yet? Download it now from the iTunes App Store.





Help test our new tips and maps feature on iPhone/iPad

Do you enjoy using our iPhone/iPad metro maps? We’ll soon be launching version 6.0 of our apps, with some great new features:

  • A new “tips” feature with handy hints near metro stations, like nearby bus routes and tourist attractions
  • Faster loading and lower memory for the map, which should help on older devices.

We’re looking for around 20 people to become beta testers for new versions of our apps! What this means is, before we launch new versions to the public, you’ll get a chance to try out the new version, give your feedback on new features, and let us know about any problems you had.

We’d be really grateful for the help! If you want to take part, it’s simple:

  1. Sign up at http://tflig.ht/rLDjxM
  2. We’ll contact you next time we have an app we need to test with further instructions.