While location-based services are bringing a lot of context and relevancy to the world, the technology is a lot harder to use indoors. But a Finnish company called Walkbase is looking to bring to market a very simple and scalable solution for indoor positioning that can help map out rooms using crowd-sourced data and smart self-learning algorithms.
The company — which opened its API to developers in October and will soon be deployed in some upcoming third-party apps — is moving ahead with its own application to showcase how the technology works. It’s introducing a new app for Android called Checked, an automatic Foursquare check-in app that lets people check-in to locations without having to open their app. There have been previous auto check-in apps but they often wear down the battery and are not that accurate.
But Walkbase has a different approach. Through the network of apps that…
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