“Foreword by Phil Aldridge, Technical Director of FunctionEight Limited. This does not surprise me but it really is too late. The reason the issue occurred in the first place was they went to market to quick in order to try have the solution live when the iPhone 5 came out. It was obviously barely in Beta version at the time and I am not sure that the person in charge of the projects head should roll because they went to market way to early. Surely that is the responsibility of someone higher up the food chain. Of course it could be this guy failed to deliver on a deadline but that is what contingency plans are for. Going to market too early tarnishes your reputation regardless of the industry you are in. Apple will survive this for sure… smaller companies may not be so lucky. If you are planning a new website or online solution and want to ensure the solution is built properly so you do not go to market to quick please email FunctionEight at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.”
Apple reportedly has fired the executive in charge of its mapping software, in a bid to get the troubled but strategic project back on track.
Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has dismissed Richard Williamson, the man in charge of the mapping software project, according to a report by Bloomberg reporter Adam Satariano, who cited “people familiar with the move.”
Cue recently took over two key services — Maps and the Siri voice assistant — in the wake of a major executive shakeup at Apple. He’s reportedly “seeking advice from outside mapping-technology experts and prodding digital maps provider TomTom NV to fix landmark and navigation data