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After Apple purchases company, HopStop app for Windows Phone gets scrapped

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jul 2013 23:21 User comments (3)

After Apple purchases company, HopStop app for Windows Phone gets scrapped Last week, Apple purchased the local transit navigation service HopStop, likely to help boost its own iOS mapping app.
Since the acquisition, Apple has reduced the app's platforms, shutting down the recently launched Windows Phone app.

The app is gone from the Windows Phone Marketplace, and all support has been discontinued. If you already had it downloaded, launching the app gets you the error "HopStop no longer supports the Windows platform."

Android users need not fret, as the app is still available and supported.

Apple also recently purchased Locationary, tech that uses "crowd-sourced data to offer accurate and up-to-date listings of local businesses." The company introduced iOS Maps with 6.0 and has been updating it almost weekly since.

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3 user comments

123.7.2013 23:35

Oh No there are no anti-competitive business practices there.


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223.7.2013 23:53

Was this app free for Windows phones? I'd be 9 shades of pissed off if I'd payed for it only to have turn into wasted bytes on my W-phone.

35.8.2013 11:16

9 shades you say...and heres me thinking there was only 7 :)

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