One of the many advantages that Google Maps has over Apple Maps is that it comes with public transit information, allowing users to search for routes and tracks as well as departure and arrival times. This will come in handy for users who rely on public transport heavily. However it looks like Apple could be bringing that feature to its Map service soon.
The folks at AppleInsider have recently come across a job listing in which it seems that Apple is looking for a software engineer who can help integrate public transit information into its Maps service. According to the listing it reads, “As a member of the Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps.” It also calls for someone who has experience both as a rider of public transport and on a technical level.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Apple considering that feature. In fact back in 2013 there were already signs that Apple was looking to integrate public transit information into its Maps service, but until today that feature has yet to materialize, so hopefully with this job listing we are looking at Apple’s renewed efforts which might come to fruition in iOS 9 which is expected to be announced at WWDC later this year.