App building for indoor navigation and indoor positioning
Do you want to have an app for indoor navigation? We can help you with that.
Today if we think about navigation and finding a place what comes to our mind is GPS. And GPS technology is amazing, just imagine how difficult it was to find the best route to our destination before it was invented. But there is one problem with GPS: it doesn’t work indoors.
Indoor positioning was created to help us in these situations, when we need to find a particular place in a building, for example finding a room in a huge hospital, when we search for the sector we sit in within a stadium, or finding the conference room in a large hotel. Simply, it is like GPS for indoor environment.
If you think you could use an indoor navigation app, or if you have any questions, please contact us.
Indoor navigation basically detects the location of an object or a person. These solutions combine the following technologies: bluetooth, wifi, RFID and mobile applications. Some indoor positioning systems work similar to GPS, some work with light or magnetic fields to determine certain locations and to calculate the fastest route to a destination within a building. It also requires an app to send the information to your mobile device and of course accurate indoor maps are also needed to be able to use this information for navigation purposes.
This technology is becoming more and more important, which is clear from the fact that the major tech companies, Google, Apple and Microsoft are all trying to find ways to use it. Google has developed an Android indoor positioning system based on Wi-Fi for some popular locations, like the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. Apple has launched an indoor positioning app in November 2015 called ‘Indoor Survey’, that uses radio frequency signals, wifi and the iPhone’s onboard sensors. Microsoft, realising the potential of this technology, held an Indoor Localization Competition in April 2015, where 48 teams have submitted their solutions.
Indoor positioning can help your business immensely, if you have huge office or other buildings. Swiss Tomato also uses third-party indoor positioning solutions, and we can help you with you app development needs.