Apple quietly launches new indoor mapping app

“Can’t find your seat at Levi’s Stadium? Frequently get lost inside San Francisco International Airport? Apple is developing a solution to all your indoor mapping needs,” Gina Hall reports for Silicon Valley Business Journal.

“Without much fanfare, the company launched the Indoor Survey App on iOS, which will allow businesses to map out their venues via an iPhone,” Hall reports. “The app was first noticed by developer Steve Troughton-Smith via Twitter on Sunday.”

“Business owners will be able to map their venues by walking through them,” Hall reports. “Last year, Apple launched Apple Maps Connect, which invited large businesses to submit indoor mapping information. Participating venues had to be accessible to the general public, offer Wi-Fi connectivity throughout and attract more than one million visitors annually.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Indoor mapping and positioning is where it’s at.

Apple launches ‘Maps Connect’ self-serve local listings portal – October 22, 2014
Is Apple ready to SLAM the world? – May 15, 2014
Indoor positioning startup Wifarer’s founder now works for Apple – May 1, 2014
Apple takes over mapping company Embark – August 26, 2013
Apple’s Siri and WifiSlam: A perfect match – April 10, 2013
Understanding Apple’s WiFiSLAM acquistion and what’s next – April 4, 2013
How indoor location could find its way into Apple services – March 25, 2013
Apple wants to map your favorite malls and airports – March 25, 2013
Apple acquires indoor location company WifiSLAM for $20 million – March 23, 2013

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “BD” for the heads up.]


  1. If Home Friggin’ Depot would take advantage of this, I would be soooo happy. Other than light bulbs, which are near the door, I have never been able to find anything in that labyrinthine behemoth without getting directions.


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