The operating system Android makes it relatively simple to develop indoor navigation apps and –systems. It supports multiple positioning technologies, such as Wi-Fi, beacons and VLC.
Application areas of indoor navigation using Android
Client-based positioning technologies can be realized with Android without problems. For example it is possible to send push notifications and use indoor navigation. Since the release of iOS7 Apple has been focusing on the iBeacon technology for client-based positioning. Thus, on Apple devices location-based notifications can only be triggered by different positioning technologies (GPS, BLE, VLC). Server-based positioning of Android devices is also trouble-free.