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Topic: Maps

New third party iOS 10 App Extensions designed to extend Siri, Maps in tandem

06/30/2016, 09:06 pm

Developers building support for their ride sharing apps to plug into iOS 10's Siri can be supported within Maps as well, thanks to integrated efforts between the two teams to share a mechanism for deciphering and responding to user intent, whether driven by voice or the multitouch interface.

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Video: See Apple Maps in iOS 10 in action, with recommended stops along route & saved parked car location

06/16/2016, 10:06 am

Apple Maps is far more intelligent in iOS 10, recommending possible stops along your current route, allowing plug-ins from third-party applications, and even remembering where you parked your car when you're away from home. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the update will change how you navigate.

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Inside iOS 10: Apple Maps will remember where you parked your car

06/14/2016, 04:06 pm

Forgetting where you parked could soon be an issue of the past, thanks to a new feature in Apple's upcoming iOS 10 that automatically remembers where your car is located.

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Apple Maps opens up to developers with extensions, Apple Music gets redesign in iOS 10

06/13/2016, 02:06 pm

Apple's Maps and Music services will gain new functionality and and new looks with the upcoming launch of iOS 10, the company announced at WWDC on Monday. In particular, Maps will gain in-app functionality with third-party extensions, while Music has a cleaner design that simplifies playback and discovery.

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Some low hanging fruit for Apple to pick at WWDC 2016

06/12/2016, 09:06 pm

On Monday, Apple will finally reveal an assortment of new technologies and initiatives it's been working on over the past year. Here's a look at some of the ideas Apple likely--or hopefully--has on its agenda.

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Apple hires luxury car satellite navigation engineer Sinisa Durekovic

06/02/2016, 05:06 pm

The software engineer who led development of satellite navigation systems for a variety of luxury carmakers including Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, has been working for Apple since October.

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Apple opens Maps development center in Hyderabad, India

05/19/2016, 12:05 am

Hot on the heels of revealing plans for an iOS app design and development facility in Bengaluru, Apple on Thursday local time announced the opening of an office in Hyderabad tasked with accelerating development of Maps products for iOS, Mac and Apple Watch.

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Apple Maps directions take to Regional Transit in Sacramento

05/09/2016, 09:05 am

Sacramentans and visitors to Sactown alike can now ride the rails -- or the bus -- with complete navigational confidence, as Apple has brought Sacramento Regional Transit integration to Apple Maps.

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Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon

04/11/2016, 09:04 am

New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Ore., the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.

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Apple Maps transit directions expand to include Montreal

04/06/2016, 03:04 pm

This week, the slow and steady roll-out of Apple Maps transit data continued, adding the second-largest city of Canada, Montreal, to its lineup.

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Apple Maps debuts Nearby in 4 countries, expands Flyover and Traffic support

03/29/2016, 04:03 pm

Apple on Tuesday strengthened its in-house mapping service with the rollout of five new Flyover locales, additional Traffic support and the activation of Nearby search in four countries.

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Apple rolls out 'Nearby' Maps search feature in Japan

03/23/2016, 12:03 am

Apple on Tuesday flipped the switch on "Nearby" Apple Maps search results serving the Japanese market, offering users in that country quick access to commonly queried points of interest like restaurants, shopping malls, health services and more.

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Apple patents a new type of LiDAR system for 3D mapping

03/15/2016, 12:03 pm

With Apple's aggressive expansion into geospatial data has come a new focus on research into foundational sensors and systems related to the field, including a newly granted patent that covers an in-house LiDAR device for more accurately capturing three-dimensional scenes.

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Just in time for SXSW, Apple Maps transit directions launch in Austin

03/08/2016, 12:03 pm

Days before the South by Southwest festival is set to kick off, Apple Maps has added public transit information to the host town of Austin, Tex., benefitting the tens of thousands who will descend upon the city.

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Apple Maps vans operating around the clock in run-up to 'iOS 10' debut

02/11/2016, 10:02 am

With Apple widely expected to announce improvements for its in-house mapping effort alongside "iOS 10" this summer, the company's fleet of sensor-laden vans continues to ply the streets -- even at night.

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Apple adds 20 Flyover cities, new Traffic and Nearby data to Maps

02/03/2016, 08:02 pm

As part of Apple's continued Maps buildout effort, the company on Wednesday added 3D Flyover, traffic and point of interest data to its in-house mapping solution, including popular locales like the Virgin Islands and Taiwan.

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Apple expands Maps capabilities with new Flyover, Nearby and Traffic location data

01/22/2016, 02:01 am

Apple's efforts to build out its in-house Maps service moved forward on Thursday with the addition of four new Flyover locales, public transit data for Los Angeles, a European expansion of Nearby POI suggestions and Traffic data for Hong Kong and Mexico.

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Apple's CarPlay wins Autoblog 2016 Technology of the Year award

01/18/2016, 03:01 pm

Apple's CarPlay was awarded the "best individual technology feature in a vehicle" by Autoblog at Detroit's North American International Auto Show.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: a focus on HomeKit, Apple Pay & Maps ecosystems

12/29/2015, 08:12 am

In 2015, Apple dramatically enhanced its ability to make money, and at the same time incrementally dismantled the profit engines of its competitors, leaving them even weaker for their next match in 2016. But Apple has several weaknesses related to the core strength of its existing ecosystems that it needs to address over the coming year if it wants to retain and enhance its brand of excellence that drives sales of its premium, profitable hardware.

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New PayFinders app for locating Apple Pay merchants reports 750% increase in users in two days

12/27/2015, 06:12 pm

A new app designed to crowdsource an interactive map of businesses that accept Apple Pay just reported adding 12,673 new merchants in North America, 95 percent of them being small businesses. In parallel, its developer reported that the new app's users have increased an incredible 750 percent over the past two days, indicating a lot of interest in Apple Pay.

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