In the course of time iOS’s Map feature has improved a lot and it has almost all the features that its contemporary Google Map has. But one feature that we have been expecting in iOS Map for a long time is the transit direction. Its closest rival Google Map has it from a long time and though we expected Apple to incorporate this feature in iOS 8, but we were left disappointed.
However, a latest job advertisement from Apple suggests transit direction feature will be at last included in iOS 9. This advertisement was spotted by Appleinsider where it is being stated that Apple is looking a competent person to join Apple’s routing team, “As a member of the Routing team, you will work on one of the most anticipated features of Apple Maps,” the listing states. Under criteria it was stated a competent professional is required who has “in-depth knowledge about public transit.”
Though chances of inclusion of transit direction in iOS 9 are quite high, but we are not really convinced about this acquisition. Last year, Apple has made a lot of declaration that made us to believe that Apple is going to include transit direction with iOS 8. In 2013, Apple acquired HopStop a detailed real time transit direction app that was available across many countries in European continent, USA, Canada and other countries. That made us believe that iOS’s Map app will be now made available with real time updates. However, that never happened.
AppleInsider reports that the delay in improvising the Map app of iOS is primarily due to disorganized planning and other mal practices. The new job vacancy with particular emphasis on specialization in transit direction makes us hopeful once again that ios9 is going to come along with an improvised Map app along with detailed and real time transit direction feature.
Keep your fingers crossed and let’s hope for the best.