NEWS RELEASE: London Tube Map reaches 2 million downloads
Bappz’ App becomes most popular ever London commuter app
LONDON, United Kingdom, June 4th 2013 – London based app developer Bappz celebrates the two millionth download of the London Tube Map today. With three million passengers travelling the London Underground everyday, making it the most popular London commuter app ever downloaded.
The app, which started life in 2010 as the first free Tube map application for iPhone has achieved exponential success for its developers Bappz and has become a global hit. It has reached the Number 1 spot on the iTunes Navigation chart in 34 countries and has been a regular Top 50 app (out of 800,000 apps) since it’s launch.
Now available for Android, Blackberry 10, iPad, Windows Phone, Windows 8, bada as well as the original iPhone edition it now has live line status updates so that users can see whether the Central Line is fluid or the Bakerloo bunged up. The arrival of Virgin Wifi on the Underground has made the addition of network connected services possible and the clear functional design of the line status information is in keeping with the Underground’s distinct brand style.
Bappz’ founder Paul Myers says, “It’s a landmark achievement for us. London is Western Europe’s most populous city with 8m residents and even for the most experienced Londoner, navigating the tube can sometimes feel complicated. On average the app is downloaded by a new user once every nine seconds and the feedback from our customers is that it’s an invaluable tool for travelling around the capital. To have shipped 2m units feels worthy of celebration.
We’re constantly being asked by to develop maps of Metro systems in other parts of the world and that’s exactly what’s in development. We can’t say too much right now, but watch this space!”
Links to all versions of the London Tube Map can be found at LondonTubeMapp.com
Bappz was founded by British Internet pioneer, Paul Myers in 2008 to specifically develop applications forsocial networks and mobile devices.
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