January 16th, 2017
Apple didn’t only acquire Locationary yesterday but also bought city-navigation app HopStop in order to improve its iMaps navigation, locations and “mapping tools” Bloomberg reports and later confirmed by AllThingsD.
Apple seems to be on a streak seeking to improve its Maps app, with HopStop it will allow Apple to provide more accurate directions to locations in big cities. HopSpot also offers a great variety of restaurants and interesting locations to see when going to a big city.
After TNW asking both Apple and HopSpot for a official statement on the acquisition they gave the following statement:
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”