Apple has launched something that will truly help them take their maps business to the next level – small businesses can now get listed on Apple Maps which will make them searchable on Maps. With the new web service called as Maps Connect small business owners would be able to manage their listings on Apple Maps. The service also has an iBeacon-powered indoor mapping tool for setting up indoor positioning in select areas. With Maps Connect, companies can enter their own listings and verify via a phone call or email address. The indoor mapping tool also allows to setup interior views of their businesses on Apple Maps. The locations that have Wi-Fi throughout the building and at least 1 million visitors per year can only currently use the tool for indoor mapping.
According to Search Engine Land, after posting the listing it takes up-to a week to show it on Maps. With their listing on Apple Maps, Siri would pop their details out when searched for similar results.
Terms for Maps Connect:
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Thank you for your interest in Apple’s new indoor positioning technology. We have received an overwhelming response on this service and we are prioritizing your efforts to focus on venues with the following attributes:
*Accessible to the general public
*Annual visitors in excess of 1 million per year
*Availability of complete, accurate, and scaled reference maps
*Enabled with Wi-Fi throughout
*Associated app is authorized by venue owner
Get yourself listed today here. You can add your own information. Just like Google Maps.