Apple Maps Connect Enables Business Owners To Maintain Their Local & Indoor Listings
Good news for business owners – they can now maintain their local business with Apple Maps. Apple has launched a new feature named Apple Maps Connect at mapsconnect.apple.com. This is a self-service portal to add or edit local business listings within Apple Maps. Business owners or their authorized representatives can login with their Apple accounts, […]
This is a self-service portal to add or edit local business listings within Apple Maps. Business owners or their authorized representatives can login with their Apple accounts, search for their business listings and make changes, updates or add a new business directly in Apple Maps Connect.
Apple will take you through a phone verification process, much like Google Maps and other mapping services would do. After the update or addition is submitted and verified via the phone, Apple says it would take about week to show up.
The feature is only available for US business, but Apple hopes to expand it globally soon.
There is also another feature named “Indoor” that enables highly trafficked businesses to use iBeacons to enable users to map the inside of their stores and venues. It is currently a beta feature that Apple is testing.
For more details and screen shots, see our story on our sister site Search Engine Land.