December 6, 2016 Comments Off on Apple acquires Indoor.io
With the number of indoor location-based services Apple has been acquiring these past years, it’s clear that the technology giant is committed to improving its location mapping, a service that has long been dominated by Google. Its latest buy is Indoor.io, a Finnish startup specialising in indoor mapping. The deal follows the company’s acquisition in 2013 of WifiSLAM, an indoor GPS startup that use wifi signals to pinpoint a mobile phone user’s location. Analysts predict that indoor location and positioning will soon be be huge and will unlock countless opportunities for consumers and businesses. In addition to navigation, indoor mapping can be used for proximity-based messaging, games, promotions, security, location sharing, analytics, and many more.
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