Search engine DuckDuckGo announced today that it has licensed Apple Maps for its map- and address-related search results on both mobile and desktop.
“We’re excited to work closely with Apple to set a new standard of trust online, and we hope you’ll enjoy this update,” a new post to the DuckDuckGo news blog reads. “We can now offer users improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps.”
DuckDuckGo, which bills itself as a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Search, says it is one of the very first companies to use Apple MapKit JS, a web-based framework for using Apple Maps-powered maps on the web. And it has deeply integrated Apple Maps into its own service: These maps are available from the Maps tab, of course, but also embedded in the service’s private search results.