I know, the first scenario that comes to mind when someone reads the words ‘Apple Maps’ written together in the same sentence is its embarrassingly broken launch in 2012. Though, it’s time to move on, don’t you think? Tim Cook did apologize through a rare public letter and even ousted then iOS chief, Scott Forstall.
However, if it were not enough for you, what about being contracted as a freelancer by the company? Nowadays, it seems Apple can’t handle it all by their self because it’s too much!
Working for Apple from wherever you are
In fact, Apple needs your help —And you’ll be paid. To be precise, it appears that Apple is enlisting the help of the crowds via contracted independent workers to validate the accuracy of their charts in exchange for payment.
According to a report launched a couple of days ago by the French blog iGeneration, for the past year, the company has set up a tool for verifying the data displayed on its maps. Since the idea is to improve the accuracy of their maps on a worldwide scale, a third-party subcontractor might be looking for more testers in your region.
In the past, the company did trust their employees with the task of walking to nearby stores to boost the charts accuracy. Nice approach, but not enough for the whole planet, though.
What is it like to be a freelancer for Apple?
The report shows confidential information coming from someone who’s already onboard the Apple’s project. Although it doesn’t specify how freelancers are selected, there’s an overview of how is it like being contracted for a remote position at the iPhone’s company.
Overall, the reportedly average amount paid by task on Apple it’s been $0.54 per task via TryRating, the platform used for transferring the money. However, you cannot work more than 20 hours a week and 600 determined tasks — So you won’t become rich, nor poor, ha! Still an interesting and unusual way of making extra income by investing just a few minutes a day.
Apple Maps still gets a bad rap among some users, so they are constantly working on reversing those opinions. The latest update of Apple Maps includes the Apple Park 3D renders (just in time for the delayed inauguration of the building).
The company is doing its best not only as a matter of education, but concerning itself to offer a wide range of work positions around the globe.