Apple is Working to Bring Apple Maps App to the Web

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Nov 13, 2014.

By RaduTyrsina on Nov 13, 2014 at 12:12 PM
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    Apple to a new job listing on Apple's website, which was first spotted by 9to5Mac, the company could be working to bring its Apple Maps app to the web. The job summary reads like this - "The Maps team is looking for a talented and passionate web developer to help make maps work seamlessly on the web" and here is the description of the job:

    The lack of a web version perhaps the biggest drawback in the Apple Maps service, as it is currently only accessible via iOS and Mac hardware.

    Apple previously hinted that it wants to bring its Maps app beyond proprietary mobile software. Back in 2013, the company published a desktop version of the app for Mac, and in October of this year it launched Maps Connect, a way for business to manage their Maps listings. And now it seems that they are getting read for making Apple Maps to be available as a web tool for everybody.

    Source: 9to5Mac
     

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Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Nov 13, 2014.

    1. Ser Aphim
      Ser Aphim
      Was iMaps improved in iOS 8? If not, then I suggest improving it before making a web tool.
    2. scifan57
      scifan57
      Apple has been continually improving Apple Maps since it was first introduced. Now, by working to bring Apple Maps to the web, it will become available to everyone, not just users of Apple devices.
    3. twerppoet
      twerppoet
      There was nothing wrong with the Maps app, just the data. As SciFan said, Apple has be improving the data steadily since it's roll out, and it's pretty good now. Perhaps not quite as good as Google's data, but they do have a huge head start.

      That said, the app has changed a bit. There don't appear to be any new amazing features (like bike trails or public transport), but the controls are a little different. Probably the most interesting change I've seen is that if you tap the (i) icon there is a "Data From" option that takes you to a document that outlines all the data sources Apple uses for Maps.

      It's possible it was there before, and I just hadn't noticed it.

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