“The tools that provide access to Apple’s Maps service are being rewritten in a major way, with the company now recruiting software engineers to help with a major rewrite of the Maps application programming interface,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple’s roadmap involves significant changes to the backend for the Maps services hosted from the company’s servers,” Hughes reports. “The details were revealed in a pair of new job postings this week for senior software engineers on the Maps API team.”

Hughes reports, “‘We’ve got big plans for our API — we’re looking for leaders that can design and build clean, scalable, and performance APIs, as well as design and build systems to trace, monitor, and debug requests once they enter our distributed backend systems with their complex dependencies,’ the listings read. ‘We’re overhauling things front-to-back and want engineers that live and (breathe) distributed systems and services.'”

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