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Maps in iOS 6

From the iOS 6 release notes as reported by AppleInsider.

Registering as a routing app gives you more opportunities too get your app in front of users. Routing apps are not limited to just driving or walking directions. Routing apps can also include apps that provide directions for the user’s favorite bicycle or hiking trail, for air routes, and for subway or other public transportation lines.” It goes on to say that Maps “knows about routing apps in the App Store,” and will provide users with the option to download those applications for directions even if they are not already installed on that particular device.

— Appleinsider

I hope developers take advantage of this. There are some handy transit maps on the AppStore.