When WBA’s Blue Dot functionality is combined with our Mapping, Navigation and Way finding, visitors see their position on a rich map—and they get routed to their destination in real time.
Many large businesses, hospitals and educational campuses face a serious wayfinding challenge: visitors need to go from outside to inside and back during a single visit. Because WBA’s Blue Dot solution leverages multiple location provider technologies, it supports both outdoor and indoor environments.
When combined with WBA’s Routing feature, the Blue Dot aligns with a visitor’s route as the visitor progresses towards the destination—and we do it smoothly, without the blue dot “bounce” or “wiggle”. WBA’s algorithms enable an experience similar to the GPS mapping experience users are accustomed to seeing on mobile.
WBA has integrated with Apple’s Indoor Maps product to leverage the new iOS 8 indoor location features. The new Core Location API from iOS provides latitude, longitude and floor—and WBA takes care of the rest. Because this feature takes advantage of existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, motion sensors and other physical textures (such as walls), there’s no need to purchase or install new hardware.