CNET reports today that Apple was warned by developers that its in-house version of Maps had some serious flaws, prior to its release, but it went ahead and released it anyway. CNET said that from the moment developers got their first build of the app back in June, they were notifying Apple of all the app’s issues, via bug request forms. They even sent emails to specific Apple employees, and left postings about their misgivings on message boards that would be viewed by other developers and Apple. “I posted at least one doomsayer rant after each (developer) beta, and I wasn’t alone,” a developer with three iOS apps to his name told CNET. “The mood amongst the developers seemed to be that the maps were so shockingly bad that reporting individual problems was futile.” CNET says that it heard similar stories from six developers, all of whom wished to remain anonymous. The news that Apple was well aware of the problems makes it even stranger that it went ahead and released the Maps app in its flawed state. Would be very interesting to hear Apple’s take on this, but as usual, it’s not commenting.
Source: Developers: We warned Apple about iOS maps quality | Apple - CNET News