Apple wanting to poach Google maps employees to improve mapping app
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 folks 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.