Northern, WI 04/17/2013 (usastockreport) – By hiring Richard Williamson, a member of the original Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) (Closed: $426.24, Up by 1.52%) iPhone team, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) (Closed: $26.92, Up by 1.51%) has added to its list of ex-Apple employees. He was the manager who had led mapping efforts for Apple said some people in the know. The unidentified people said that Williamson will be a manager in Facebook’s mobile software group that is currently being expanded. The appointment took place under a fortnight ago. Williamson had been with Apple for over a decade. He was part of the team of engineers who had been designated with the job of creating the iPhone software, by Steve Jobs the company co-founder.
Shown the door
Subsequently he was put in-charge of the replacing the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (Closed: $793.37, Up by 1.46%) mapping service on the iPad and the iPhone. In November 2012, Williamson had been fired by Apple in the wake of the management shake-up. This had been a result of the failure of the mapping product. Users had found that it provided inaccurate landmarks and misguided directions. Mark Zukerberg the Chief Executive Officer has been making a concerted effort to improve mobile accessibility for Facebook users as a larger number of people migrate to using smartphones to access the site.
Building the dream team
As part of this effort a large number of ex-Apple software group-members were hired by him. These specialists have been instrumental in designing “Home”, the mobile product that has been launched by Facebook very recently. Greg Novick, an ex-iPhone manager who assisted in the development of the touch interface, software designers Kimon Tsinteris and Mike Matas and software engineers Chris Tremblay, Scott Goodson, Tim Omernick are other ex-Apple employees who are now with Facebook.