RioSEO, Brandify & Now Providing Business Listings to Apple Maps

There’s a new Apple Maps Acknowledgements page and with that there are some new data providers that we now know about: An Austrian yellow pages/local marketing service co. Rio SEO: A U.S.-based local listings management & local marketing tech co.   Where2GetIt/Brandify: A U.S.-based local listings management & local marketing tech co.   There […]

Apple Maps Adds Tabelog, a Japanese Yelp

According to the latest Apple Maps acknowledgements page, last updated on 8/10/15,, a Japanese restaurant guide, is now a business listings data supplier to Apple Maps. As you can see below, the implementation is identical to Yelp’s:         As best I can tell Tabelog content trumps Yelp and TripAdvisor when it […]

Apple Maps (Finally) Updates Satellite Imagery

Apple Maps Marketing’s #1 reader, Michael G., just notified me that Apple Maps has made its first satellite imagery update in three years. Here’s Michael’s take: “Thought you might want to share with your readers that Apple is starting to update their Satellite imagery in select areas. The Satellite imagery is as recent as from […]

DAC Group & Position Technologies Now Feeding Business Listings To Apple Maps

      In November 2014, we discovered that Apple Maps was testing taking business listings feeds from a number of local search technology and marketing companies. Earlier this year we reported that Yext was the only company from the list that was likely able to publish its clients’ business listings data to Apple Maps. […]

61% of U.S. iPhone Owners Use Apple Maps – Comscore

Apple says Apple Maps used on iOS 3.5X more than "the next leading mapping app" (Google) #WWDC — Greg Sterling (@gsterling) June 8, 2015 Comscore released its Smartphone Subscriber Market Share April 2015 report today. If this data is correct, Apple Maps is being used regularly by at least 61% of U.S. iPhone owners. That’s […]

Apple Maps Adds Yellow Pages Turkey, Navads & e.Wego

            Last week Zac Hall reported on 9 To 5 Mac that the Apple Maps Acknowledgments page had been updated to include: Yellow Pages Turkey Navads e.Wego Yellow Pages Turkey is pretty straightforward – Turkish business listings. Navads appears to be a Yext-like service. Here’s how they describe it on […]

Apple Maps Now Using Wikipedia, YellowPages Group of Canada & Dianping As Data Sources

                  Quickly on the heels of adding data from TripAdvisor and, Apple Maps now appears to be using information from Wikipedia, YellowPages Group of Canada and Dianping, China’s version of Yelp, to enhance the data from prominent points of interest (POIs). The profile above is for Burj […]

Businesses Can Now Claim Apple Maps Listings From iOS Devices (UPDATED)

With the iOS 8.3 update released today, businesses can now claim their Apple Maps business listing via iOS devices . Here’s how it works: Search for the business in the Apple Maps app, click on the “i” icon next to the map pin to see the business’ profile. Then click on the “Report a Problem” […]