Top 10 Technologies in 2019: Smartphone Localization and Proximity

In this paper we tried to provide a detailed overview of the most promising and innovative technologies for smartphone localization and proximity applications. We also included advantages, disadvantages and typical challenges for each technology:

  1. Wi-Fi Aware and Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN)

  2. BLE Beacons

  3. Ultrasonic Beacons

  4. Visual-inertial Odometry

  5. NFC-triggered Connectivity

  6. Magnetometer Proximity (Magnetic Coil)

  7. Geomagnetic Positioning

  8. BLE Phased-array Localization (Angle of Arrival)

  9. Google Nearby

  10. Wi-Fi RTLS

Link to PDF document: Top 10 Technologies in 2019: Smartphone Localization and Proximity

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