Transit App was released in a free version, boosting downloads to 35,000 in just three days. That spurt put the application in fourth place in the App Store's U.S. Navigation category and at the top of the navigation charts in the Canadian store. The app's edge is real-time transit information, including wait times, functionality that Apple cut out of its maps app when it fashioned an alternative to Google Maps, Darrell Etherington writes.

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