indoor mapping

  • Indoor Positioning Startup Wifarer Not Acquired By Apple, But Its Founder Now Works There

    Indoor Positioning Startup Wifarer Not Acquired By Apple, But Its Founder Now Works There

    If a CEO and co-founder quits his indoor positioning startup to work for Apple, should his staff and customers be concerned? Wifarer, a startup which offers tools to help consumers navigate malls, museums and other venues, was not acquired by Apple, we learned, while following up on some tips pointing in that direction. However, its CEO and founder Philip Stanger now works there in a… Read More

  • Indoor Mapping Startup Meridian Adds Notification Zones To Their Strategy

    Indoor Mapping Startup Meridian Adds Notification Zones To Their Strategy

    Indoor mapping software startup Meridian, continues to evolve their product strategy with a recent update to their offering. Called Zones, the company’s newest update to their indoor mapping platform — and indoor is the key word here — allows geo-fence style app push notifications to be scheduled, by drawing polygons on location maps. Read More

  • Google Brings Its Indoor Maps To France

    Google Brings Its Indoor Maps To France

    Google today announced that it is bringing its indoor maps for places like airports, museums, and malls in Google Maps for Android to France. So the next time you stop by Galeries Lafayette in Paris, you will be able to see detailed floor plans for every floor, including information about escalators, ATMs and nearby restrooms. The maps vary in detail, but the floor plans for supermarket… Read More

  • Google Launches Android App To Improve Its Indoor Location Accuracy

    Google Launches Android App To Improve Its Indoor Location Accuracy

    Google Maps, Bing Maps and a number of startups have been offering indoor maps for large venues like airports, malls and stadiums for quite a while. The problem with indoor mapping, though, is that it’s pretty hard for these companies to actually tell you exactly where you are on these maps. GPS obviously doesn’t work well in these spaces and WiFi and cell tower triangulation… Read More