Apple Acquires Spotsetter App

Apple Acquires Spotsetter App

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Apple has quietly acquired the Spotsetter app and removed it from the App Store, notes TechCrunch.

Spotsetter was an app that let users get recommendations for great places from trusted friends.

Have friends who share your great taste in food? What about the ones who always find the trending places? And there’s certainly a world traveler among your group of friends. These friends set the standard for the best spots and we call them Spotsetters. Not only do they find all these great spots, they also love to share opinions about them. Spotsetter helps you find these amazing spots and what your friends have to say about them. Find friendly tips, reviews, and photos about these places, no matter where they’ve been shared, all in one app.

The technology layered social data on top of a Maps interface and could be used to beef up Apple Maps. TechCrunch says the deal was mainly about acquiring the technology and the talent of the two founders, ex-Google Maps engineer Stephen Tse and Johnny Lee. Some of the company's also joined Apple but not all.

While the value of the deal is unclear, apparently “investors are happy.” The company had been in discussions with Apple for some time but the deal quickly closed last week after other companies found out about the talks and became interested.

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Pierre-Yves Bellemare - June 8, 2014 at 8:08pm
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Pierre-Yves Bellemare - June 13, 2014 at 11:36am
Fukran Johns Mum - June 6, 2014 at 10:04pm
Fukran John please go to bed it's past your bedtime and you have ballet class first thing..
Fukran john - June 6, 2014 at 8:55pm
Bought ? Surprising. Normally what they do is "remove them from App Store for some silly reasons " and create the same app and it comes with next iOS version and claim the patent for the same.
Fukscrawn John - June 6, 2014 at 9:01pm
Shockingly what is always has been is acquiring in order to make them look better, if the apps bad such as flappy bird then it's removed but having them make it would sue them so what's your excuse for this myth anyway? With that said and done would they make games for apps users already did make?
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