Apple Scouting for Talent, Recruiting Ex Google Maps Engineers to Revamp iOS Maps

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  • 24 Sep 2012
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  • Apple wants to evolve past the current point of iOS Maps, seeing that they’ve received huge criticism for it and they’re looking for ex Google Maps staff to help them with that. The Cupertino giant is pursuing a strategy that lures Google Maps employees using very skilled recruiters to get them.

    Many of the experts may accept because of the opportunity to take part in something new, get bigger pay and work for the company that’s riding the tech wave right now. A way to lure these engineers is actually let them know that instead of working on minor Google Maps updates, they could be creating something totally new and their ideas that were ignored at Google might be heard at Apple. The source of the information regarding recruiters and luring is a contractor who worked on Google Maps, as part of the Street View integration.

    It appears that when Google started focusing on indoor mapping, employees got bored and started looking for other opportunities. Many of the source’s coworkers left when their contracts ended and some of them ended at Apple. GIS analysts and other careers were made available, so Google is bleeding expertise in the favour of Apple right now. The Cupertino giant is even willing to pay $85 k and all the moving expenses to get some of those experts, says the same source. Will this exodus make iOS Maps a decent product? We’ll see!

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