Rumour: Has Apple Bought Spotsetter, a Social Maps App?

By Tom Pritchard on at

In the wake of its takeover of Beats, Apple has apparently made another, smaller, purchase -- the social maps app Spotsetter. Probably to improve its own mapping services, which anyone who switched over to Google Maps would know is desperately needed.

For those of you who haven't heard of it, Spotsetter is an app that shows various locations and highlights the ones your friends have recommended. In a nutshell it's like Foursquare and Yelp rolled into one.

Apple, as ever, hasn't confirmed the purchase, but Spotsetter founder Johnny Lee has confirmed the company is closing its doors.

If the deal is true it's more than likely that Spotsetter's features will be included in a future version of Apple Maps, which can only be a good thing for those who haven't bothered downloading Google Maps again. [TechCrunch via Engadget]