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The Dance - Indoor Location and Beacons

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September 16, 2014

The Dance - Indoor Location and Beacons

Indoor location is a challenge, so we look to other technologies. Bluetooth beacons, for example. This talk is an overview of how your phone handles location, in general and indoors, and the dance between location and proximity.

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Barrett Clark

September 16, 2014
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  1. The Dance APIs and Indoor Location

  2. Barrett Clark Sabre Labs @barrettclark

  3. Wouldn’t it be great if…? You knew how much time

    to allow for security right now 3
  4. Wouldn’t it be great if…? The gate agent knew to

    hold the plane because you are nearby 4
  5. Location 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinrflood/6550777169

  6. WHERE IN THE WORLD AM I? Geolocation 6

  7. Geolocation Where in the world am I? Accurate

  8. Geolocation Where in the world am I? • GPS •

    Cellular • Wifi
  9. 9 Access To WiFi Access Point Data Native OS Third

    Party ! Android ✔ ✔ ! iOS ✔ ✗ Geolocation Where in the world am I?
  10. WHERE IN THE BUILDING AM I? Indoor Location 10

  11. Indoor Location Where in the building am I?

  12. Indoor Location Where in the building am I?

  13. 13 Access To WiFi Access Point Data Native OS Third

    Party ! Android ✔ ✔ ! iOS ✔ ✗ Indoor Location Where in the building am I?
  14. • WIFI AP not good enough indoors – AP location

    vs phone location – AP MAC Address must be known • iOS 8 scrambles iPhone MAC Address – Prevents tracking over time 14 Indoor Location Where in the building am I?
  15. • iBeacon brand • BLE beacon implementation spec • Very

    high transmit rates • Very low battery life 15 Indoor Location Where in the building am I?
  16. Learnings Indoor Location & Mapping indoor location is HARD indoor

    proximity is EASY it’s not really “easy” but it’s not as hard as location infrastructure is
 IMPORTANT
  17. • Not a specific location • Trilateration (not possible) •

    iBeacon is just a brand (that you may not use) 17 Indoor Location - Proximity Where in the building am I?
  18. 18 Indoor Location Where in the building am I? you

    give proximity meaning
  19. What about Indoor Maps? Indoor Location & Mapping

  20. Experiment: Airline App Indoor Location & Mapping

  21. Experiment: Airline Dashboard Indoor Location & Mapping

  22. • Airport (travel checkpoints) • Hotel (front desk) • Mall

    (shopping) • Restaurant (interactions) • Office (who’s in the office) 22 Use Cases Indoor Location & Mapping
  23. –Johnny Appleseed “Type a quote here.”

  24. Avoid being creepy and “knowing” too much

  25. No.

  26. None
  27. thanks @barrettclark