Google Maps: Now at an indoor near you
As people become more reliant on their mobile devices to navigate the world around them, there is one place that still remains a mystery, the great indoors. Well, google think they may have finally solved the problem of getting lost inside huge indoor spaces. Introducing Google Maps Indoors. Now, through your Android devices, you can navigate these environments to find things around you, including what floor they are on. To help launch this, google have teamed up with Ikea and mapped their stores so people can find departments faster.
This clearly has massive opportunities for large retail brands such as Westfield, as until now they have attempted to create their own technology to achieve this, now it’s built right into google maps. I wonder what other buildings will be added? Stadiums? Malls? Offices? Stations? Airports? And, more importantly, when is it coming to iPhone?