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With more than 3 million users spanning 70 cities, Moovit has updated its public transport navigation app for Android with a sleek new design and intuitive ‘drop-a-pin’ feature for selecting new destinations on the map.
Similar to Waze, the app helps you find the fastest route by tracking the movements of its users and then pairing it with official transit data. The combination results in accurate arrival times and timely updates about any delays or cancellations that could affect your journey.
The Android app now sports a stunning UI with a flat, terracotta color scheme and navigation menu that pops out from the left-hand side of the screen. Here, you’ll find a new alerts tab for real-time updates from transit agencies, which you can also set up for push notifications.
The pin feature, meanwhile, works as you would expect. Just swipe through the map and then long-press on the screen to drop a marker for your next destination. Tap the orange circle at the bottom of the screen to choose your route and see turn-by-turn directions.
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