On Friday, Apple “posted a new job listing seeking a Maps Web User Interface Designer to ‘design, develop, and maintain complex front-end code for a new secret project,’ Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“While the job listing briefly mentions Maps, it appears that the position could have a broader web development focus,” Clover reports. “According to the posting, the designer would join a small team that is working on an advanced web platform that will be the backbone of many future Apple services.”

Clover reports, “Though it is unclear what the secret project alludes to, it is possible that Apple is working on building up a more prominent web presence, developing a series of web-based apps that would extend the Apple experience outside of Apple products. For example, the company could build a web-based Maps app, similar to Google Maps, which could possibly be incorporated into iCloud or other Apple products in the future. “

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