As apple iOS6 users are trying to navigate through rollercoaster highways and clouded neighbourhoods, Google is enabling android users find the right aisle for the bar be que sauce in a grocery store. Google today announced the launch of its indoor maps functionality in France and published a list of available locations (available here).
The indoor maps have been around for a while in the US, Canada and Japan and available to users using Android 2.2 or above, using atleast maps version 6.0. The support for various locations in UK and Switzerland was announced this July. As per Google, there are nearly 10,000 locations available on indoor maps and the database is expanding. Store owners in US, UK and Japan can upload their floor plans online to speed up the map creation process. The indoor maps application is built into Google maps for Android; which means search, latitude and all other standard maps features can also be used indoors.