make it available to the entire iOS platform. Registering allows developers to get their work in front of users and according to Apple, are not limited to walking or transit directions. Those offering navigation for hiking, biking, subway, air travel and any form of public transportation are invited to register.
The Cupertino based firm says that its new Maps application will give users the option to download these third party apps to get directions even if they are not already installed on the user's device. This sounds like a great opportunity for iOS developers to get their navigational apps in front of millions of iOS 6 users. For those needing quick transit directions, or directions for walking, hiking and biking, it sounds like a minor additional step you need to take before reaching your destination.