It looks as though apple might be gearing up to take a run at the infamous Google Maps app for iOS devices like unlocked iphone 4, ipad & ipod. A recent job posting to their website calls for individuals with “computational geometry or graph theory,” as well as individuals that have substantial experience with navigation software. The company could be developing something else, but with the popularity of Google maps on the iOS platform and the very open competition between the companies, it looks as though they might be taking a page out of Google’s book and developing their own branded solution that will be eerily similar to something that is already out there on the market.
With a little bit of guesswork you can see that Apple might be looking to integrate some sort of GPS app into the future updates for the platform. They certainly know how much these types of things can generate, with so many of their most successful apps being related to GPS features.
Apple has not made any announcement regarding what the hiring could mean. Of course, anything is possible and they could be developing something completely different that we have not heard of yet. There was one previous occasion when the company brought some navigation experts on board, and nothing really ever came of it. It looks as though they might be willing to give that project a second shot, now that they have a new phone out and a software update that would allow them to focus on other features for a small period of time.
Google has yet to comment on the possibility that Apple could be looking to invade on the space that Google Maps occupies, but likely would not be happy to learn. Google is never a stranger to competition, and constantly releases solutions to compete with other brands, but now it looks as though they will get a taste of their own medicine.
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