Apple Reportedly Planning Google Maps Rival

Apple may be planning to launch its own navigational service to rival Google Maps, a job post on the company's website has indicated.

The job posting, which has since been removed from the website, said that the company is looking for four people experienced with working on Computational Geometry/Graph Theory as well as with developing a navigation software.

“Seize this ground floor opportunity to help us build the world's best hosted platforms at massive scale,” the Apple posting read.

According to Apple Insider, the company is looking to hire people that have at least three years of experience working in a software development firm.

The adverts indicate that the company is preparing to develop a Google Maps-like navigation service for the next version of its iOS mobile operating system, or might release it as a separate application.

Google Maps is available by default on Android-based devices and is also available as an independent application for Apple's iOS platform.