Apple often takes a deserved bollocking for its strange iPhone App Store policies, but it isn't the only guilty party. David Braue at ZDNet reports that development of Transit Sydney, an iPhone application listing timetable information for Sydney trains, may cease after threats of legal action by CityRail. The lack of a timetable app for Sydney's rail service was highlighted as an issue by Lifehacker readers last year, and the use of copyright provisions to block access to public information seems pretty dodgy. On the other hand, there's a glimmer of hope, as CityRail is apparently working on its own mobile application -- one that presumably will work on more than one handset, won't cost anything, and will include up-to-date trackwork information.
CityRail Opposing Sydney Timetable App For iPhone
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