According to a report, Apple is on the lookout for ex-Google Maps developers. The Cupertino firm is recruiting these developers to fix their bug-infested Maps app. The new Apple mapping service replaced Google Maps as the new iOS standard once the firm rolled out iOS 6.
Apart from a few more features and enhancements, the biggest change iOS 6 has to offer is the new Maps app. Apple ditched the former iOS standard Google Maps for its own mapping service, which now offers a 3D view of places and cities. Sadly, the new Maps app is a mess. Places are mixed up and misnamed. Apple fans who have downloaded to the latest version of iOS quickly noticed the bugs. In their outrage, they are demanding that Google Maps be restored on their homescreen. Apple likes to be known as a company that pays attention to quality, which is why it’s strange why the company didn’t test out the feature before making it available.
TechCrunch’s source “with connections on both teams” claims that the iPhone 5 maker is using recruiters to lure in former Google Maps developers that are at the end of their contracts with the search giant. These developers are lured in with hefty wages.
The source adds that Apple is “going out of its way to lure former and current Google Maps employees”. This suggests that Apple is also looking for the more experienced mappers still currently employed by Google to fix the Map app mess.
Have you downloaded the iOS 6 update, or do you own an iPhone 5? Bothered by the bug-infested Apple Maps app? Do you believe former Google Maps employees can make a difference and fix the mess? Share your thoughts.