Development of Handheld Directory System Built on WiFi-Based Positioning Techniques
As outdoor positioning systems have relatively well established and matured, indoor positioning and navigation systems still have great potential to grow. The researches on indoor positioning system have gained the ever increasing momentum and importance, as the needs toward indoor positioning and navigation are flourishing. With the prominence of smartphone, this paper introduces a portable indoor directory system that can be easily installed and operated on the typical smartphone; hence the system could benefit greater number of users. The proposed system is aimed to provide a new ways of providing indoor floor directory, which offers capabilities to retrieve customizable and real time information, to navigate interactively, and to enable location-awareness computing.