Overcoming the Challenges of Indoor Navigation

Nick Farina (Meridian)

“But I thought indoor GPS doesn’t exist.” If you work in the location-based services industry, you’ve probably heard that sentiment at least daily. In a 15-minute session, Nick Farina will discuss the technical, design, and infrastructure challenges of indoor navigation, as well as how some mobile developers and IT teams have overcome them. Borrowing from 10 years experience in mobile development for navigation apps — namely his experience developing the first indoor GPS-like app with Cisco for the American Museum of Natural History — Farina will review a number of successul strategies for helping visitors navigate indoor locales.

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Nick Farina

Meridian

CTO and cofounder of Meridian, a platform for iOS and Android location-based services. Also cofounded Spotlight Mobile, creator of award-winning apps on a variety of mobile platforms for brands like Nike, Vogue, and Barnes & Noble. Developed the first widely-used “indoor GPS” mobile app for the American Museum of Natural History.

  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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