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Apple Seeks Developers to Fix Maps

Friday Sep 21st 2012 by Developer.com Staff

The timing of the job postings suggests that Apple knew it needed help with its maps even before iOS 6 launched.

The mapping capabilities in iOS 6 have come under a huge amount of criticism, but it looks like Apple is hoping to fix the problem. Interestingly, even before iOS 6 launched, the company posted several software engineer positions related to the Maps feature that replaced Google Maps in the latest version of its mobile operating system. The postings request skills like C++ knowledge, understanding of "advanced shader techniques" and strangely, "a special affinity for teapots and bunnies."

No matter how many developers it hires, Apple will have a long way to go to catch up to Google. Reportedly,about 7,000 people work on Google Maps.

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