Apple seen testing push notifications for resolved Maps issues

By , Apr 9, 2014

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Apple is apparently testing a new notification system for Maps, according to a report from MacRumors. The site has posted screenshots showing a new option that some users are seeing to receive a push notification when their reported issue with the app has been fixed.

It works like this: after choosing to ‘Report a Problem’ within the Maps app, users are given the option to be notified when engineers have fixed the issue. And once the problem has been resolved, Apple sends out a push notification to that user’s device letting them know…

MacRumors’ Richard Padilla reports:

Apple seems to be testing a new notification feature in its Maps application, based on a report and screenshots captured by a MacRumors reader. The user reported an error to Apple in the Maps app on April 6 and was given an option to receive a notification when the issue was resolved, with Apple sending a push notification on April 8 indicating the problem had been fixed.

It seems that the feature is still in testing, and it’s unclear if Apple plans to roll it out on a larger scale. Those who have seen the notification option say it only appears intermittently, and MacRumors has thus far been unable to reproduce it. For what it’s worth, I couldn’t either.

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Launched alongside iOS 6, Apple’s Maps app was initially plagued with various problems including location inaccuracies and missing data. The debacle led to numerous customer complaints, and resulted in an apology letter from Tim Cook and the ousting of Scott Forstall.

Today’s news comes as Apple continues to try to remedy the situation, issuing several updates to the Maps app over the years with countless improvements. Most recently, the company added 3D Flyover views for Australia’s Perth, Spain’s Cordoba and France’s Saint Tropez.

Additionally, the Maps app is expected to receive a major update in iOS 8 later this year.

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  • abdullah575

    apple still FAIL on their maps , google maps much better !!.

  • David Gitman

    Nah I am still using Waze

  • http://facebook.com/kurtlewisart Kurt

    This is a nice feature

  • hkgsulphate

    apple map still sucks

    • Maxim∑

      thanks for your valuable input

    • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

      Yes, they have white streets with light gray sourrondings on a gray background and most of the POI are older than 5 jears! For exaple the is still a restarant listet wich is closed an i reported it the first week the new maps are available.
      Many Maps are stil missing, try looking up the streets of Northern Cyprus, it won’t work!
      There is no need for outdated maps!

  • Woodlandstar

    I reported an issue with maps a few days after it was first released. Some town names were in the completely wrong place, 100 miles away from where they should be. Several weeks later, I reported it again, then a few months after that, I reported it for a third time. Guess what? It’s still not fixed!

    • Jackson Grong

      Same here, I reported few things some weeks later ios 6 was released, 2 years later, and still nothing.

      • Maxim∑

        I reported a closed business that was replaced yesterday, I got this notification in under 24 hours

      • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

        Haha, Apple employee doing lobbying here…

  • Scott

    Didn’t realize there were people that still used Apple Maps…must be the same users who think Siri is useful.

    I know, not much value to that statement, but it’s frustrating to me to see Apple spend so much time and resources on something that’s already done perfectly by another app…why? Make iOS better, not maps.