How to acquire location data from Android or Apple Device (tablet or phone)

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Frank71
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How to acquire location data from Android or Apple Device (tablet or phone)

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Hi all, I can't figure out how to use this system to localize some android or apple device in a room.
I' d like to make an app that can react at different location of the android/apple device in the room (like in a musem exhibition).
Every devices have to acquire its proper location.
What' the best scenario?
PS: the link to the Android java example on marvelmind website is broken!

Thanks
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Frank

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Re: How to acquire location data from Android or Apple Device (tablet or phone)

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Hello Frank,

You need to place a mobile beacon, for example, Mini-RX and, preferably, with an external microphone on your tablet. May be, even with a couple of microphones - to have more robustness against obstruction.

Remember the key requirement for the system: In order to have tracking the mobile beacon must have a direct line of sight (hearing) to two or more stationary beacons within 30 meters for 2D or three or more for 3D.

Then, you connect the Mini-RX via and OTG cable with the tablet and get the stream of location data in the tablet using our Android/Java code: https://marvelmind.com/download/ (we will fix the Java code broken link. Thank you very much for spotting! :-)

BR,
Maxim

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