Indoor LBS

ABI Forecasts Indoor Location Deployments to Reach 25,000 Venues this Year - 12/16/2014

ABI Research’s quarterly indoor location technology tracker is forecasting deployments to approach 25,000 by the end of 2014, up more than 100 percent on 2013. “Vertically, the bulk of deployments are in clothing, big box, grocery, and shopping...

Q&A with CSR About Indoor Location Android SDK - 12/04/2014

British semiconductor vendor CSR announced two weeks ago (read here) the upcoming availability of an indoor location technology SDK for the Android platform. GPS Business News spoke to CSR’s Product Line Director Dave Huntingford to learn more. GPS...

Poll: 15% American Smartphone Users Have Engaged with In-Store Beacons - 11/26/2014

A Harris Poll commissioned by Placecast highlights the fact American shoppers are very aware of in-store beacons: over half (52 percent) of the cell phone/smartphone owners surveyed said they have heard of in-store beacons, and 15 percent have...

CSR to Offer Indoor Location Technology SiRFusion as a SDK for Android - 11/20/2014

CSR today announced the launch of its SiRFusion Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers willing to integrate indoor location technology. The SDK will be running on Android version 4.4 or later and it will be available in...

Point Inside Partner with Target for In-Store Navigation with App - 11/17/2014

In-store engagement solution vendor Point Inside and U.S. based big box retailer Target today announced that several new in-store navigation features are now live in the Target app (iOS and Android), a new version that was released on November 12....

Indoor Location's Upcoming SLAM Dunk - 11/11/2014

The beauty of GPS is that it works everywhere. With a GPS-enabled phone, applications ranging from navigation to picture geotagging, from nearby restaurant search to social network check-ins, can all work everywhere. That is, everywhere outside....

u-blox Intros New GNSS Module with Embedded Dead Reckoning - 11/11/2014

This week at the electronica trade show in Munich, wireless and positioning semiconductor vendor u-blox has introduced NEO-M8L, a new positioning module that embeds a 3D gyroscope and a 3D accelerometer. Using the vehicle's speed information and...

Sensewhere Offers Rev Share to Crowdsourcing Partners for Its Indoor Location Technology - 11/04/2014

Scottish developer of indoor positioning technology Sensewhere now offers to crowdsourcing partners a share of revenue of the licensing of its location database. Sensewhere has developed and has been marketing for the last three years an indoor...

Apple Has Difficulties to Keep Up with Indoor Map Interest from Venue Owners - 10/22/2014

Apple which now offers indoor location capabilities with iOS 8 (read here) has opened in July a service that offers venue owners to upload their building’s map data and scans Wi-Fi networks in order to enable indoor maps on Apple Maps app. However...

ABI Research on Indoor Loc and the $200M Shopkick Acquisition - 10/09/2014

Some days ago SK Planet, a subsidiary of the leading Korean wireless operator SK telecom agreed to acquire Shopkick, a U.S. company developing a proximity and indoor location solution for U.S. retailers, for $200 million in cash. We asked Patrick...

Glopos: From Universal Location Positioning to High Accuracy Positioning - 09/22/2014

A common question people ask about indoor location positioning goes something like this: "Why do you need Wi-Fi, or BLE, or other technologies? Why can't it be done based on cellular signals?" The common wisdom, of course, is that cellular signals...

Point Inside: “Our Platform Is Used by More than 100M Devices“ - 09/16/2014

Indoor location is a hot market and the last two to three years have seen a lot of venture capital funding in the area. However not all start-up have raised VC money and some are even doing very well without it. This is the case of Point Inside...
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