Apple and indoor location: It's about apps, not maps (SeekingAlpha article)
Almost a month has gone by since Apple's acquisition of WiFiSLAM, a start-up company with technology for indoor location positioning. Numerous articles have seen this acquisition as a means to beef up their failed Maps system. While this is undoubtedly true, I think it's only a small part of what Apple will do with WiFiSLAM's indoor location technology.
In short: It's about apps. Not just maps. Apple doesn't just want to improve its maps application, it wants to enable a new generation of apps that won't run, or will be harder to run, on Android and Windows Phone.
The rest of this article can be found here, on the SeekingAlpha site.