Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
Indoor location applications in place by 2016
June 27th, 2013 by Susan Smith
According to a report by ABI Research entitled, “Indoor Location Smartphone Applications,” the ecosystem necessary to drive mass adoption of indoor location applications will be in place by 2016.
The future adoption of a variety of indoor location and proximity technologies/hybrids are considered across a range of different categories including retail, navigation, enterprise, personal tracking and social, while also enhancing services such as advertising, ambient intelligence, augmentedreality, photography, and local search. Even at this early , it is clear that indoor location will play a major part in the future of mobile.
Senior analyst Patrick Connolly said that any decision from Google will have huge repercussions, whether it opens up the Android platform or not. There are also issues around indoor maps, data ownership, and interoperability across technology, buildings, and OS platforms. By 2016 this ecosystem will have evolved and also there will be more availability of in-store applications and services.