Apple Maps has really come a long way since its launch in 2012. The iPhone maker is working acidulously to bring its navigation app to the same level with Google’s popular solution.
It looks like in addition to the new updates, roving mastery vans and transit information, Apple may be turning to the public to help them improve Maps.
The program which is titled TryRating, reportedly will pay freelancers 54 cents each time they improve or verify point of interest or any other search made with Apple Maps. Each freelancer can fill up to 600 queries per day. Unlike Microsoft that rewards points for using their Bing search engine over Google, Apple will be paying 25 cents for every point you verify on Apple Maps.
Details on how people can sign up to be a verifier are scare, however there is apparently any website where prospective freelancers can sign up. We heard subcontractors in different countries where the program will launch have started looking for workers and it seems the program will be open to just anybody.
The main goal of Apple Maps with the TryRating looks similar to that of Amazon Mechanical Turk, allowing real human users to make money just by performing small interactive tasks to improve data searching and machine learning.
It is said that TruRating have been in testing since 2016 and it’s now expected to open up to a major launch at the later part of this month of June. It is possible Apple announce it as a peripheral alongside Apple’s other big reveals during WWDC 2017 keynote on June 5.
This will be a welcome development because freelancers will be earning by just improving Apple Maps. We will see if Apple will announce it on Monday, June 5 alongside their big reveals. You can also subscribe below to get all the news from Apple.