• Microsoft launches an indoor navigation app that doesn't need GPS or Wi-Fi

    3 days ago - By Phone Arena

    Don't you just hate it when you roam a city, following the instructions of your trustworthy GPS, and then you enter a mall or another large building and all your orientation suddenly evaporates? Yes, obviously Google Maps offers indoor guidance, but it has not managed to gather data about that many buildings, so as to turn it into a reliable, one-stop app for indoor navigation just yet.
    Microsoft has apparently decided to enter the niche with an app called Path Guide that helps you navigate inside closed spaces, and doesn't even need Wi-Fi or GPS to work. The app allows ...
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  • New Microsoft app is trying to solve the problem of indoor navigation

    New Microsoft app is trying to solve the problem of indoor navigation

    3 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Microsoft has developed a new app called Path Guide which it's hoping will solve the problem of indoor navigation. GPS location software has all but solved the issue of getting lost outside if you have a smartphone, but once you get inside the building you're heading to you're often then left scrambling for any sense of where you're supposed to be heading. The reason for this is that GPS technology relies on satellite signals, the strength of which is disrupted by the thick walls of buildings, meaning that as soon as you step inside you're left relatively blind. There are already systems...
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