Apple Hiring Maps UI Designer for ‘Secret Project’
On its job listing page, Apple has added an opening for a new individual, “Maps Web UI Designer,” who will be working on a “New Secret Project.”
Apple Maps are currently available on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and recently, Mac OS X Mavericks and above. The job listing states that Apple requires someone to “design, develop, and maintain complex front-end code” for the secret project. They also say that that the designer will have to “Document and build unit tests for your code. Work with operations, QA, and product management to maximize product effectiveness.”
In the job opening, Apple mentions that “You would be joining a small team working on an advanced web platform upon which many of Apple’s future services will be based.” This, coupled with some of the advanced requirements, shows that Apple may be hiring the person for work beyond that individual secret project.
While the possibilities of what they hope the person to work on are endless, MacRumors noted that Apple’s ‘Find my iPhone’ service still uses Google Maps to locate your devices, and since Apple has its own Maps service now, perhaps they are looking to move over to it fully.
We predict that just like maps.google.com, Apple will try to now bring its Maps to the web.