The Google Nexus S is future-proof; it has an NFC chip for reading smart tags. NFC has the potential to be the socially-aware champion for geo-location services and enable micro-location and enable indoor LBS on a mass scale. NFC takes location into a new meaning.
Tristian Lacroix from IndoorLBS presented at the WCA LBS SIG event at Qualcomm in Silicon Valley, outlining the indoor maps and micro-location players and addressed the current state of the indoor LBS industry - silos and fragmentation. Industry needs to progress to consolidation and "plug-and-play" to enable innovation and mass adoption of "indoor navigation" apps.