The war for the recruitment of workers from other companies is endless.Now it’s time for Facebook to hire another member of Apple. The lucky this time it was the director who led the development of Apple maps, Richard Williamson.
According to the Bloomberg website, Williamson joined the team social network in early April.The post will occupy now will be to manager within a group of mobile software, but for now this information is not public.
Richard Williamson worked for the Cupertino company for ten years. During this time was one of the engineers responsible for creating software for the iPhone. During this time he also was responsible for creating the software for the Apple Maps application for these replace those of Google, both the iPhone and iPad as.
But in November the engineer was fired as a result of administrative restructuring and the company experienced strong criticism had its application and the errors and failures of this. This application was not received very good reviews when it was published.
Users complained about the lack of accuracy of the maps and not localized in the right place the main attractions of the cities, towns stood many miles from its actual location and was unable to find some directions.
But Williamson was not the only employee of Apple who has deserted and has become an integral part of the team of Zuckerberg. The iPhone exgerente, Greg Novick, or designers Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris were others who joined Facebook.
Other employees, such as the current director of consumer marketing, Rebecca Van Dyck, Facebook also previously worked at Apple. On the other hand the application designer Twitter for iPhone and play Letterpress, Loren Britcher also now works for Facebook.