Apple purchased Catch and Broadmap in 2013, beefs up its word-taking, cartographical chops
Apple’s purchased a lot of corporations this yr, and whereas the quantity they purchased is understood, all of the names will not be. In the present day comes secondary affirmation of two extra companies acquired by Tim Prepare dinner, as 9to5Mac and AllThingsD cite unnamed sources that BroadMap and Catch have been taken into the Cupertino fold earlier this yr. Apple, for its half has issued its normal non-affirmation affirmation of the story, stating that it “buys smaller know-how corporations occasionally, and we usually don’t talk about our objective or plans.” Each acquisitions make sense, nevertheless, provided that the applied sciences they carry dovetail properly with present Apple merchandise. The headliner right here is the acquisition of Catch, builder of a word-taking productiveness platform not in contrast to Evernote. Catch has comparable capabilities, with cloud syncing, picture seize, voice recording and textual content notes all baked in, plus guidelines creation, reminders, and collaboration options, too. Having such options in Notes for iOS and OSX can be fairly good, no?
As for Apple’s different lately revealed acquisition, BroadMap? Its specialty is in coping with large quantities of mapping knowledge and geographic info techniques. These strengths appear a pure match given the nonetheless-pretty-daunting hill for Apple to climb earlier than its cartography app catches up with Google’s behemoth.
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