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Apple Purchases WiFiSLAM For $ 20 Million

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Wall Street Journal announced the recent acquisition of WiFiSLAM by Apple for $ 20 million. This company is specialized in geolocation indoors, where GPS or does not or is not specific enough. It uses the signal strength of Wi-Fi to pinpoint you. The margin of error allowed is only 2.5 meters, enough to display POIs in a small radius. The purpose of this acquisition leaves no doubt about the use of this technology. It allows the Maps application to be used in public buildings such as shopping malls, universities, and...

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