I think it lets me build maps of indoor locations? Somehow? Based on the screenshots, maybe by walking around my room? It seems like it could be neat, but I don't want to go through the trouble of downloading an app if I don't know what it does.
But basically, yes. It lets you build indoor positioning by walking around my room.
We've built some cool tech, and we want people to try it out first hand.
Does it only work indoors, or is that just for demonstration?
In fact, if you walk into a location that someone else has already mapped, the “Where Am I” will automatically load that map up on your device and start showing your position.
If you’d like to do more advanced stuff with your floorplans, make a WiFiSLAM SDK account here (access.wifislam.com) and we can get you started.
We have an iOS SDK that works, unfortunately since Apple disabled WiFi scanning in iOS 5 we can no longer publish it. It still works on jailbroken devices, but not a big target audience. We have a workaround in the works that will incorporate iOS devices
Doesn't take away from some very impressive tech on display. Kudos.
Actually, a coworker thought it worked the other way round :) (build a map by walking around).
I don't have a floor plan of anywhere, they're not required here in Uruguay.
Btw, video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_GdXp_Swjs
Will try it out at home. Looks cool, and sounds like it could lead to interesting use cases.
I also downloaded the SDK. Is it possible to use it on a Laptop, too? Maybe, by emulating Android? I have no clue but I would have a few ideas on how to use it with a Laptop.
As Gee has pointed out, there is also http://www.indooratlas.com/ which uses the magnetic field for indoor SLAM. Do you have any info on how your system compares to theirs?
Anyway, thanks for sharing this!
Error reading floorplan
There was an error reading your floorplan from storage
We’re not sure under what conditions the client decides to send chunked vs not, but in our testing if you retry it should get through.
meanwhile try scribbling it down on paper and taking a picture of it :)
Let us know if it's still not working for you.
Any chance your sdcard/external storage is mounted or otherwise unavailable? We're supposed to have a popup to prompt you for that, but it looks like some code slipped in before the prompt :(.