Crowdsourced navigation apps like Waze have drastically changed the way people commute, but those that are confined to the subway will be happy to know that the Pigeon app now offers crowdsourced subway navigation. Developed by Google incubator Area 120, the navigation app offers NYC subway directions based on real-time train positions as well as user-submitted feedback. This allows the Pigeon app to provide information on any issues regarding the subway and can help users make their commute a little faster or at least less painful.
The Pigeon app is currently only available for iOS and can only be accessed through an invitation. It is unclear if the Pigeon app will become a full-fledged service that extends outside of NYC, but it is easy to imagine the popularity of this app in almost any metropolitan city. This app is the first to tackle crowdsourced subway navigation and will most likely inspire future travel apps.