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Topic: Maps

Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available cross-platform via the Web

06/03/2015, 08:06 am

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.


Apple Maps in China offer a sneak peek at what's in store for Maps in iOS 9

05/23/2015, 02:05 pm

Apple has gobbled up mapping market share on iOS (and the Mac) since introducing its own alternative to Google Maps back in 2012, despite lacking a variety of key features. Hints at how Apple Maps may soon improve are coming from a seemingly unlikely source: China.


Apple bolsters Maps with more business listings data providers

05/22/2015, 11:05 pm

As part of ongoing upgrades to its in-house mapping service, Apple on Friday added a handful of entries to its rolling list of providers that supply the company with maps data, business listings and satellite imagery.


Apple re-ups digital maps pact with TomTom

05/19/2015, 11:05 am

Apple will continue to work with TomTom on mapping data, the Dutch firm revealed on Tuesday, extending one of the oldest and most important partnerships in Apple's expanding navigation and mapping efforts.


How Coherent Navigation can help Apple with location technology and talent

05/18/2015, 02:05 pm

Apple's recent acquisition of Coherent Navigation, a California firm that worked on high-precision satellite navigation projects for the likes of the U.S. Navy, might at first seem a bit outside of the iPhone maker's wheelhouse.But a closer look reveals what could, in fact, be an excellent match.


Apple acquires high-accuracy GPS technology firm Coherent Navigation

05/17/2015, 02:05 pm

In the midst of a major overhaul for its Maps service, Apple seems to have made another under-the-radar acquisition as the company apparently snapped up Coherent Navigation, makers of high-accuracy GPS devices and software.


Apple overhauling data services 'front-to-back' for future version of Maps, job listing reveals

05/14/2015, 03:05 pm

Apple is planning major changes to Maps that will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform, according to a job listing posted on Thursday discovered by AppleInsider.


Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

05/08/2015, 03:05 pm

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia's Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.


Apple Maps Connect updated with support for five new European countries

05/04/2015, 09:05 pm

Continuing its internal mapping initiative, Apple on Monday added Maps Connect support to five new regions, allowing users in those countries to add and edit points of interest.


Amid rumors of an Apple buyout, Nokia's maps business shines in otherwise disappointing quarter

04/30/2015, 03:04 pm

Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.


Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

04/23/2015, 12:04 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.


Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service

04/21/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.


Maps in iOS 8.3 lets business owners claim POIs, removes select TripAdvisor reviews

04/08/2015, 09:04 pm

Apple Maps was updated as part of Apple's iOS 8.3 release on Wednesday, adding a tweaked "Report a Problem" tool that lets business owners claim marked points of interest in-app, while at the same time removing select TripAdvisor data that started showing up up last week.


Apple Maps showing TripAdvisor, reviews in search results

04/05/2015, 11:04 pm

In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.


Apple Maps Connect services branch out to Italy, Mexico, Switzerland

03/30/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple on Monday expanded the reach of its Maps Connect service for small businesses to three more countries, namely Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland.


Apple location sharing patent could bring path tracking to Find My Friends

03/24/2015, 05:03 am

Apple's current Find My Friends app lets iPhone and iPad users spot acquaintances on a map, but an invention detailed on Tuesday takes things to a whole new level with path tracking and route following.


Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google

03/04/2015, 10:03 am

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.


GasBuddy & GreatSchools now providing data for Apple Maps [u]

02/25/2015, 03:02 pm

Third-party data presented to users within Apple Maps may soon include local gas prices and school locations, thanks to new partnerships with GasBuddy and GreatSchools.


Apple expands Maps Flyover support to 9 new locations including Venice, Italy

02/24/2015, 05:02 pm

As part of Apple's continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, the company recently added nine new cities, including Venice, Italy, to the list of locations sporting 3D Flyover support.


Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona [u]

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Apple's mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.