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London has one of the most extensive public transport systems in the world. It’s also one of the most archaic and the myriad of different connecting stations for its Underground service and variety transportation methods, from bus to boat, can perplex even the most experienced commuter.

Having been a daily user of many of the London transport apps available for a number of years, I find myself asking the question “does the App Store need yet another public transport app?” Cityplanner (available for both London and New York public transport services) seems to think so and, after using it for some time, the answer seems to be yes.

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With summer just around the corner, we can all look forward to getting out of the house a bit more. Unfortunately, gas prices tend to jump up this time of year, so getting around town will start to become much more expensive. At times like this, those of us who would like to avoid those high gas prices, (or simply don’t own a car), turn to public transit.

There are are a number of apps that can help you navigate public transit in a specific city. For example, New Yorkers have a number of great options for understanding the subway routes. But I’ve been looking for a solid, well-rounded public transit mapping app for the iPhone that can work anywhere. I recently came across HopStop, and have been using it for a couple weeks. My thoughts after the jump. (more…)