Exclusive: Apple Is Building A Google Map Of Its Own
Bangalore: Except Apple, everybody opines that the Cupertino giant has made a biggest mistake in the release of its new operating system iOS 6- Avoiding Google Maps! Apple’s first try at a mapping service has been an utter failure, inviting criticism from all around the world. But, the company is not setting the foot back, as the reports close to matter suggests that Apple is on a hiring frenzy, going after people with experience working on Google Maps to develop its own product.
Techcrunch reported that Apple is pursuing a strategy to lure Google Maps employees who helped develop the search giant’s product on contract. Moreover, the reports said many of the employs who lost the interest in doing the “tedious updates” on Google maps had accepted Apple’s offer on building a fresh, brand new Map.
In a response to Techcrunch’s enquiry, an ex-employee related to Google Maps said: “Many of my coworkers at Google Maps eventually left when their contracts ended or on their own accord. One guy looked around for other GIS work and ended up at Apple when a recruiter contacted him. He had heard rumors for a while that Apple was going to develop its own in-house mapping platform, and given his experience at Google, he was an easy hire. Apple went out of their way to bring him down to Cupertino and he’s now paid hansomly as a GIS Analyst. Another coworker that was a project lead at Google Maps, left for the East Coast after his contract ended, and was recently contacted by an Apple recruiter. The position sounds like a product development manager position, and will pay him $85k+ and all the moving expenses from the East Coast. He’s gone through 2 rounds of interview and seems like a frontrunner to land that position.”
But according to many, Apple has a tough road ahead in catching up with Google Maps, one of the most popular services in the world.