We all know the long and winding road that it has been the application of maps of Apple, but apparently everything is left in oblivion, where have gradually begun to receive daily corrections, as well as feedback from users, which has made it better with the passage of time.
Now under this idea of continuous improvement, Apple has just announced its new “Maps Connect” service, which allows the owners of small and medium-sized farms, have a presence on the maps of Apple Alternatively, modify existing data with additional details.
Registration is free and is only required to login to the site with an Apple ID, once inside, must be contact details, as the name of the owner, address, telephone and email, after this is made a call automated telephone number registered that gives a code to continue with registration.
From here already ordered all data to detail the establishment, such as hours of service, categories and several sub categories as well as location on the map, links to social networks and forms of payment accepted. After this, the request is sent to Apple, who make a rapid selection process so to later in a week, longer available maps of Apple business either from iOS or OS X.
But this is not all, since Apple wants to boost that business become part of the iBeacons, Although there are other requirements that must be met, for example calls that the annual rate of visitors is of at least a million customers, the establishment must have WiFi, accurate indoor maps, as well as a mobile application that serve to implement the connection iBeacon.
This Apple seeks its maps to be converted in a reference for the search of diverse businesses and establishments, planting face competition such as TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Yelp, and other many services focused on the recommendation of places.
Maps Connect at the moment is available to businesses in the United States, but is expected to be open to other countries in the coming days, this as regards the registration of basic, while the support through iBeacons does not have date set to leave the American country.