So a new firmware update for the iPhone is out. One of the big features is changes to Google Maps that will allow public transport route directions, plannings and timetables. You can see how useful that is with the image at the side that tells you precisely how much time you have to get to a train or bus.
Well almost. In Australia, if you are in Perth you can enjoy this feature. Elsewhere it is not available. Why on Earth would that be the case? Are we hiding timetables? Is it a big secret? Are we scared people might plan routes?
I am willing to bet that someone in State governments around the country are to blame. It is appauling that people are carrying around a mechanism and software to actually use this information and it is not available. If anyone can enlighten me as to the circumstances that would lead this information not to be available I would be most grateful.
[Update: here is one answer provided by Kwanghui Lim, Metro, that does contain Melbourne information. The question remains: why there and not in Maps?]