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IndoorAtlas SDK 2.4 Alpha released

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In short, here’s what’s new: orientationapi

  • SDK 2.4 Alpha available for both iOS and Android
  • Eddystone beacons are supported
  • Cordova plugin with SDK 2.3

SDK 2.4 Alpha

Orientation API

A new orientation API was added for both Android and iOS. By utilizing this API, application can receive information about device’s heading and it’s orientation in 3D space – relative to true north. Note that until now, the SDKs have provided only course/bearing. This new API should be interesting to any VR, AR developers who wish to utilize device’s orientation relative to it’s position in indoor spaces. See this example for Android or download alpha release package for iOS and check the example folder.

Course, heading, bearing?? What is the difference? 

Background API for Android
On Android, we added possibility to request location updates to be delivered using a PendingIntent. This makes it easy to have updates delivered e.g into a Service while your UI is suspended. See background usage example here. This is the first phase of background support so stay tuned for more.

For more information on SDK 2.4 Alpha and how to setup, read the release notes.

Eddystone Support

If your venue was mapped with MapCreator 2 and you have SDK 2.3 or later integrated into your application, the positioning will now utilize Eddystone beacons as well as the already supported iBeacons. And the best thing is that you don’t have to make any changes!

Cordova Plugin

Cordova Plugin version 1.1.0 is now using IndoorAtlas SDK 2.3 which provides the best possible positioning accuracy and robustness. Read SDK 2.3 release notes to learn more.

What’s more?

Our team has been working hard to make indoor/outdoor recognizing more accurate and robust. We just returned from Beijing where we tested SDK 2.3 and despite the sometimes challenging environment, we’re pretty pleased with the results! So please give it a try and send your feedback.

Best,

Jukka Raanamo
Head of R&D

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