Smartphone Indoor Location Technologies

Apple’s acquisition of WiFiSLAM has brought the potential of indoor location to the fore, representing what is expected to be the first of a series of acquisitions, partnerships, and new technology offerings. However, the significant complexities involved in supporting a fully functional market, mean that there are still many unanswered questions requiring significant development for this market to reach its full potential.

This report aims to focus purely on the handset-based location market, looking at major technologies, vendors, and potential issues that will affect the market over the next 5 years. The report examines a range of current and future handset-based location and proximity technologies, with forecasts provided for the underlying IC penetration, each major indoor location technology, and potential hybrid implementations. ABI Research also considers the difficulties around interoperability across different handset, operating systems, technologies, and indoor environments and attempts to answer some of the major unknowns in the market today.

  • 1. INDOOR LOCATION: WHERE, WHEN, WHY, AND WHO
    • 1.1. The Key Decisions in the Next 12 Months
      • 1.1.1. Handset/OS Vendors
      • 1.1.2. Indoor Location Ecosystem
      • 1.1.3. Handset-based Location Technology Vendors
      • 1.1.4. Indoor Location Technologies
  • 2. INDOOR LOCATION COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
    • 2.1. Leading Start-up Acquisition/Partner Targets
      • 2.1.1. Handset/OS Vendors
      • 2.1.2. LBS Platform Providers/Carriers
      • 2.1.3. Retailers/Venue Owners
      • 2.1.4. Infrastructure-based Location: Competitive or Complementary?
      • 2.1.5. Conclusion
    • 2.2. Handset-based Indoor Location Providers
      • 2.2.1. Start-ups
      • 2.2.2. GPS Vendors
        • 2.2.2.1. Qualcomm
        • 2.2.2.2. Broadcom
        • 2.2.2.3. CSR
        • 2.2.2.4. Others
      • 2.2.3. Handset/OS Vendors
        • 2.2.3.1. Apple
        • 2.2.3.2. Google
        • 2.2.3.3. Nokia
        • 2.2.3.4. Microsoft
        • 2.2.3.5. Samsung
  • 3. INDOOR LOCATION TECHNOLOGY FORECASTS
    • 3.1. Wi-Fi Location
      • 3.1.1. Wi-Fi RF/Access Point Databases
    • 3.2. Bluetooth and BLE Location
      • 3.2.1. Is Bluetooth a Key Technology?
    • 3.3. Sensor-based Location
      • 3.3.1. The Opportunity for Technology Providers
    • 3.4. Interoperability and Hybridization
      • 3.4.1. OS-level Interoperability
      • 3.4.2. Handset-level Interoperability/Hybridization
      • 3.4.3. Store-level Interoperability/Hybridization
      • 3.4.4. Handset and Infrastructure-based Interoperability/Hybridization
    • 3.5. Hybridization Forecasts
    • 3.6. Proximity Technologies
      • 3.6.1. Wi-Fi Direct
      • 3.6.2. Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0
      • 3.6.3. LTE Direct
      • 3.6.4. Complementary or Competitive?
    • 3.7. Indoor Location 2.0 Technologies
      • 3.7.1. Visible Light Detection
      • 3.7.2. Magnetic Field-based Location
      • 3.7.3. Augmented Reality and Object Recognition
    • 3.8. Indoor Location Technology Installations by Market

Tables

  1. Handset-based Indoor Location Technology Providers, 2013
  2. Handset-based Indoor Location Technologies Market, Worldwide
  3. Indoor Location Technology Installations, Split by Vertical Market, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2018

Charts

  1. Handset-Based Indoor Location Technologies, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Hybrid Indoor Location Technology Implementations, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
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Publish Date
2Q 2013
Code
AN-1484
Research Type
Application Analysis Report
Pages
20