Microsoft Research has launched a new Indoor Navigation app “Path Guide” for Android users. The app keeps things simple, utilizing existing sensors and it focuses on the navigation part of indoor mapping.
Indoor mapping is a stubborn problem that only have solutions which involve great deal of money and infrastructure. The app uses the sensors in the phone from accelerometers to magnetometers. The app does not require a GPA or wireless option for it to work.
With the indoor mapping the trace creator is helpful for people trying to find an unfamiliar mall especially for blind people navigating at a never seen or have been location. The Path Guide project has been in works for around two year now and by Microsoft’s standard it is still rough around the edges.
Users can download the app from Google Play Store or alternatively need to click the below Play Store link.