Is Apple recruiting Ex-Google Maps Staff to Build out iOS Maps?

Then Answer is Yes! After trouble with Maps, Apple is looking to bolster its staff and start improving the mapping application built into iOS 6.

After coming under fire for its Maps application, Apple has decided to look for some help from former Google workers.

Apple is currently trying to woo staff who worked on Google Maps, TechCrunch is reporting, citing a source. That source claims that many of those who were contracted to help Google with its Maps application are seriously considering joining Apple, since the company offers an opportunity to create something new, rather than deliver “tedious updates” to an already established product.

Apple launched its Maps application for iOS last week with the operating system’s launch. Soon after, users started complaining that the platform couldn’t quite keep up with Google Maps. The application lacks key details on prominent cities, and in one instance, an entire town was in the wrong location. Users also found duplicate islands and other odd quirks.

Due to those troubles, Apple has been forced to come out and say things will get better in Maps. However, the company hasn’t said when it’ll deliver updates.

It’s not clear if former Google workers will want to join Apple to fix up its Maps. However, TechCrunch’s source claims that many of the folks who used to work on Google Maps seem willing to join Apple, and one person who did is “now paid handsomely” by the iPhone maker. Another person was recently contacted by an Apple recruiter who offered an $85,000 salary plus moving expenses to get working on the project.

Apple has not confirmed that it’s actually looking to hire Google Maps workers. Let See, if any information i will update you further more.


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