Apple Maps

After Joining Apple in 2012, Chomp Co-Founder is Leaving

Cathy Edwards, co-founder of app search discovery platform Chomp and currently Director of Evaluation and Quality on Apple Maps, will leave Apple on April 11, TechCrunch has learned. Edwards joined Apple back in February 2012 when Apple acquired Chomp. Right after joining Apple, she was responsible for "search systems across multiple Apple products," which included...

Apple Maps Said to Include Public Transit Data in iOS 8

iOS 8 could finally align Apple Maps with the company's standards, as the next mobile software release will allegedly focus on improving its mapping service, according to people familiar with the matter speaking with 9to5Mac. You may recall that since the launch of Maps, Apple has made a handful of acquisitions all aimed at improving...

Nokia Removes Here Maps from App Store

Nokia was one of the companies rushing to "aid Apple" after the iOS 6 launch that triggered "Maps-gate". Apple's Maps application caused a worldwide uproar as the service wasn't up to the company's high-standards. In the end, Tim Cook issued an apology letter and recommended iOS users choose competitors’ Maps applications until Apple's app was...

Study Finds iPhone Users Prefer Apple Maps Over Google Maps

Apple Maps may have triggered a PR disaster at launch, but a year after it became public, its usage, which has been put into numbers by comScore and the Guardian, reveals a completely different picture: Google has lost 23 million iPhone users in the US for Apple's mapping software. You may recall that Apple decided...

Apple Posts New Job Listing Seeking Engineers Expert In Public Transit

As pointed out by MacRumors, Apple has published a couple of new job listings on its website, seeking engineers expert in public transit, as part of its continued effort to improve transit options in its Maps application. The two job openings include a Maps Public Transit Engineering Manager and a Public Transit Software Engineer, who will...