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Getting Started With Indoor Positioning Technology for Mobile Apps

Published: 08 October 2014

ID: G00263361

Analyst(s): Hendrik Bartel


Indoor positioning systems will be one of the most significant technologies to improve and optimize physical locations based on data analytics derived from people and asset movement. IT infrastructure leaders must plan to include location awareness to help make mobile apps successful.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop Use Cases Rather Than Creating Technology Showcases
    • Use Cases Are Important for Selecting the Right Technology
  • Technology Selection Framework
  • Map Data Must be Kept Relevant for Indoor Navigation Scenarios
  • Most Common IPS Technology Choices
  • Small-Scale Implementation Should Always be Considered First
    • Mini Case Study
  • Developing KPIs Is Key to Success
  • The Indoor Positioning Solution Stack

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