Apple has begun hiring people who know about mapping to address the issues incurred by its fledging Maps application in iOS 6, following widespread criticism about graphical glitches and erroneous data.
Apple this week responded
publicly to the outcry regarding its faulty Maps application, pointing out that the service is still young, and that it will improve over time, through usage.
However, there’s no excuse for messing up the flagship feature in your latest operating system. Not if you’re one of the most respected companies in tech, anyway. Which is why Apple wants to go back to the drawing board, but not without enlisting the help of a few people who know their maps.
Apple is now hiring
new personnel to help out with the development. The company’s iOS Maps team is seeking people to develop 3D flyover models, including “mesh generation of terrain” and “road rendering.” Others will deal with “advanced dynamic label layout of road labels, points of interest and other labels on the map.”