Nigerian Startup HopStop Acquired by Apple

Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo

Apple has acquired online city transit guide, HopStop.com, Bloomberg reports. Founded in 2005, by Nigerian tech entrepreneur, Chinedu Echeruo, HopStop.com makes mobile applications for both iOS and Android that covers over 300 cities and that helps people get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed as at the time of this publication.

HopStop has oft been compared to Israel’s Waze which was recently acquired by Google for $1.1 billion. The move is seen as Apple’s plan to bolster its map offering especially given Google’s recent acquisition of Waze.

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