Apple’s recent blunder with the iOS Maps app has been a setback, but they seem to be looking for ways to take on the problem head-on.
According to a TechCrunch source, it seems that Apple is looking to boost its Maps app by injecting some much needed help in the form of ex-Google Maps employees. Apple has begun to use recruiters to lure away Google employees who have helped build up Google Maps on contract. Many of them have begun to tire of merely providing “tedious updates”, while Apple provides the opportunity to create a brand new product.
When Google started to focus on indoor mapping, many of their staff found things becoming less interesting and started to look for other opportunities. This is good news for Apple who could use the added expertise that ex-Google Maps employees could bring. Apple is still a long way off to catching up to the Google Maps powerhouse, who has had years of data to back up its service. Only time will tell if Apple will be able to catch up.