Apple Maps when first launched was nothing short of a disaster, with reports of users being led to wrong places and with the app itself being unreliable as a whole, which was thankfully solved by a release of an updated version of Google Maps for iOS devices. Apple has since been making changes and improvements to their Maps app and thanks to recent job listings, it has been hinted that public transit routes would eventually see an integration within the app itself. According to the job listings, originally spotted by the folks at MacRumors, the two job listings are looking for individuals to fill a “Maps Public Transit Engineering Manager” position and a “Maps C++ Software Engineer – Public Transit.”
According to one of the descriptions for the job listing, “As a member of the Transit Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps. You will design and implement functionality that will be used by millions of users worldwide. Being part of a small team, you will have an influence on the future product.” Given that these job listings were made months after Apple’s acquisition of Embark, a app and service company that deals with public transit information, we guess it would make sense that they would eventually be integrating the information obtained by Embark into their Maps app. No word on when the public transit feature would make its way into Apple’s Maps app, but it’s something worth looking forward to.
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