Apple has acquired an indoor-GPS company, WifiSLAM, and it is just the beginning of this maps war.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the acquisition could help Apple to complete with Google, especially in the field of indoor map. It should be one of the big steps for Apple to gain a higher place in this maps war since Google Map still has it’s shortage in the iOS version. Apple would definitely gain back the confidence form Apple users if Apple can provide indoor maps of popular locations like airports, train stations, and shopping malls.
WifiSLAM provides service to detect a phone user’s location by using the Wi-Fi signals that inside a building, and it has been offering the technology for indoor mapping and new types of retail and social-networking apps.
It is just the beginning of this maps war, and let’s wait and see the development