Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Foursquare Joins Apple Maps Data Sources As Company Builds Out Ecosystem [Search Engine Land]

Article subtitle: "Apple continues making slow and steady improvements to Maps."

"Apple continues to improve its mapping product by adding new features and content, albeit often under the radar. Last year, reviews and content from Booking.com and TripAdvisor began to show for locations and travel destinations, especially outside the US. In June of this year, the company introduced public transit routing as part of iOS 9 Apple Maps upgrades.

Today, Andrew Shotland noticed that Foursquare had been officially added as a business listings provider to Apple Maps’ acknowledgements and copyright page. It should be noted that not all the providers on that page are equally used or weighted. It’s never been entirely clear which sources Apple leans on more heavily. However, Apple clearly sees value in Foursquare’s data, even though some of it will likely be duplicative of existing data sources."
Foursquare Joins Apple Maps Data Sources As Company Builds Out Ecosystem
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