Apple is in the plan of adding its own options about the location support in Apple Maps. As of this writing, we find Apple depends a lot on third-party services like Wikipedia and Yelp in taking the businesses and highlighting points found in Apple Maps. As with the job listing for “Product Manager – Maps, Writer/Editor“ by Apple in recent, it seems Apple is looking to put in a bit more of the editorial column to the Maps experience. With the developer recommendations and questions, it made us think of a feature quite similar to what we find in the App store.
Apple Maps getting Better!
Whoever is going to position in the role will be in charge of creating content that helps users to discover the locations around or places they would like to visit. It seems Apple is in search of someone to fill the role of helping with creating interesting and engaging editorial content. This is to help Apple Maps users get into their world easily.
here we are bringing you some of the required qualifications for the role which bring even more hints about the exact idea of Apple.
- “Insatiable curiosity for discovering new places and a passion for telling the world in an engaging manner”
- “Knowledge of food, travel, and shopping trends”
- “Strong editing skills to help craft engaging digital content”
Apple Maps or Google Maps?
For iOS users, Apple Maps is the most popular service for mapping. And undoubtedly it faces a big rivalry from feature-rich Google Maps which is more experienced and established. The biggest advantage is that Google supports its users with location and more.
It comes with Local Guides service in first-rated cities together with its built-in suggestion system on a devoted For You tab. Also, it takes the facility to poll friends for ideas without even leaving the app. This is to add a great demand which actually gives the highest fulfillment to the users. So it brings support more than just being a map service. So there, Apple went adding a “Today tab” to the App Store. This is to show up its own content included in the system.
The App Store with support to an editorially curated “Today tab” was announced back in June 2017 at the Worldwide Developer Conference. Then it came in time with iOS 11 before getting hit in the web store in 2019. So we could expect to see a preview of the new Apple Maps probably at WWDC 2020. But there could be some delay in the event day as with the coronavirus effect.
What do you think about this change coming? Is this something Apple really needs with the challenge to Google Maps? We are expecting your reviews here.