Apple has announced the opening of a new development office in Hyderabad, India. This new office was opened to focus on the development of maps for Apple products like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple watch. The opening of the new development office will create up to 4000 jobs in according to Apple.
“Apple is focused on making the best products and services in the world and we are thrilled to open this new office in Hyderabad which will focus on Maps development,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The talent here in the local area is incredible and we are looking forward to expanding our relationships and introducing more universities and partners to our platforms as we scale our operations.”
The new office is located on the Waverock campus and is LEED-certified. The team that will work in the new building is responsible for Maps features such as 3D views, flyover, and for creating tools to help Apple maps users find places where they want to eat, shop, and explore. One of the more recent features added to Apple maps is Transit, which offers a combination of trains, subways, buses, and walking directions for areas with robust public transit systems for more than 300 cities.
“We are honored Apple chose Hyderabad as a home for its Maps development office,” said Telangana Chief Minister Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao. “This will create thousands of jobs here and is a testament to our proactive approach, quality infrastructure and the excellent talent base we have in the region.” Apple current has over 640,000 iOS developer jobs and other positions in its iOS ecosystem in India.
“Apple is one of the most innovative companies in the world and we are very proud they chose us to partner with for this important project,” said Anup Jindal, RMSI’s CEO. “We are experts in geospatial data and we will be hiring thousands of people from the local area to support this effort.”