DuckDuckGo integrates Apple’s MapKit JS for map, address-related Internet searches

The folks behind DuckDuckGo have announced that map and address-related searches on the Internet search engine that doesn’t track you for mobile and desktop are now powered by Apple's MapKit JS framework for both the desktop and mobile versions.

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MapKit JS is a JavaScript library that lets you add interactive maps to webpages — complete with annotations, overlays, and interfaces to Apple Maps services such as search and directions — to enable rich interactions. It offers a free daily limit of 250,000 map views and 25,000 service calls.

As one of the first global companies using Apple MapKit JS, the DuckDuckGo-ers says they can now offer users improved address searches, additional visual features, enhanced satellite imagery, and continually updated maps already in use on billions of Apple devices worldwide.

With this updated integration, Apple Maps are now available both embedded within the DuckDuckgo private search results for relevant queries, as well as available from the "Maps" tab on any search result page.