A system created with the aid of networking devices to help users navigate inside places from their current location to a destined point of interest.
This solution makes use of technology different from traditional GPS navigation. It helps in locating underground areas as well.
A successful application is one that genuinely resolves the problem of the targeted audience. To sort out indoor navigating issues among users, we followed a rigorous approach of developing an effective indoor positioning app that accurately traces inside places and also the areas which are in close proximity. The process included product identification, feasibility study, solution implementation, challenges and eventually getting the end result.
Almost everyone on earth seeks the help of GPS navigation to locate unfamiliar places. However, many often face a hard time finding areas that are in close range. Let's say a meeting room in an office. It was important to develop such an app that would be useful in locating people or objects inside buildings.
A server-based solution was required to provide users with information on POIs (point of interest) over the map on a mobile device. This map-reading technology also leads the user to navigate from their current location to a preferred POI. An elevated reality technology was called for to create a comprehensive indoor map solution.
After figuring out the project requirements and solution insight, it was time to get the evaluation done by those who are actually going to use the application. We conducted a survey to get the nous of the users in which we put a question about difficulties faced by them in locating inside places. We also inquired if they have used any indoor positioning app to locate nearby places and what are the features they miss in those applications.
It is important to develop the solution keeping the needs of the client and target audience in mind. An application undergoes an extensive method of amassing requirements, implementation, and integration. When your customer approaches you to develop any application, there are always a few things that they ought to know. Therefore, to avoid any confusion it is better to have a pre-app-development discussion with your client.
For that, we arranged a meeting to discuss the solution with our client that mainly involved the discourse of technical manpower requirement, features of the application and demonstrated the insight of the users we surveyed. This helped us in getting clearance if we are on the right track to develop an app that meets the expectations of the client as well as our users.
If you are into a similar business, it becomes necessary for you to make yourself aware of the strengths and weaknesses of potential competitors. There are many software development companies that have developed inside navigating solutions and it was our accountability to figure out what those solutions lack so that we can succeed in those areas and be prominent with our product.
There is a flip side to everything. Where an app development is a room to maneuver, it also involves many inquests, problems, and complications. This part, for developers, is known as challenges.
After taking good note of the other similar applications available in the market and getting the drift of the problems faced by our development team, we captured requirements, presented customers with wireframes/ static and developed a native and hybrid indoor positioning application.
It is a genuine app that navigates at its best. It was difficult for me to locate the venue for my office meeting and then this application came as a savior. Love this app.
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