Our Thoughts on Deloitte's Predictions for Indoor Digitization

Deloitte recently released their 16th edition of Predictions for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) sectors that included their predictions for indoor navigation. As a technology company focused on cracking the code that enables this market to scale, Deloitte's thoughts are a strong proof point we are on the right track.

Deloitte predicts that as of 2022 at least a quarter of all human and machine uses of precision digital navigation will include an indoor leg or be for an entirely indoor journey. This compares to less than five percent of all uses in 2017.

The team at Deloitte goes on to assert there will be multiple players that see significant benefit from indoor maps and site owners are likely to regard the capability as a key differentiator.

We believe the first-order business impact of scalable indoor mapping will take place within the commercial real estate sector. With robust indoor location infrastructure, CRE can solve problems that start at the very early stages of construction through to creating new revenue streams for their tenants who span the office space and retail and will be key to unlocking scale.

If the infrastructure is easy to understand and scale, software developers and technology companies can start to imagine the possible applications of indoor mapping and location and begin to deliver these services in more commercial locations, increasing the value per square foot for real estate developers and operators.

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InnerSpace in the News: Transforming retailing with a focus on simplicity

InnerSpace is gaining momentum to drive a fundamental shift in the way that people experience, understand, and create their indoor spaces.

James recently sat down with BNN’s Catherine Murray to showcase how we are levelling the playing field for brick and mortar retailers who are competing against virtual stores. Our ability to create instant maps and location date, puts retailers back in the driver’s seat of their industry and will spark a never before seen generation of digital experience for consumers.

But it doesn't stop there. The same technology can help hospitals become better equipped to serve patients, streamline and optimize warehouse management, and validate real estate metrics and their cost/sq-ft.

 
 
 

Warm Climates, Grey Matter, and Solving Global Problems

 

We’re thrilled to let you know that InnerSpace has been selected by 500 Startups to join its next cohort. For the next few months we’ll be down in the Valley making new connections, exploring its grey matter, and enjoying the vitamin D.

But it’s not just the warmer climate that has us excited.

We’ve worked in the Toronto tech scene our entire careers. Like many Torontonians we enjoyed a bit of rivalry with the Valley. But it was our work with global players like Kobo where we travelled the world that shaped our decision to work with the 500 Startups crew. You see, we know that to solve big global problems you need to work with an international community.

Not only does the 500 crew give us a practical education in growth strategies and connect us to their VC network, it also lets us tap into people around the world who are experienced in our industry and who know our customers well. We know that to compete on a global stage we need to find the people with experience specific to our industry - no matter where they are.

With the first few weeks already underway, we’ve already made amazing connections with talent, investors, and potential customers who are helping us to quickly establish the future of indoor mapping solutions. Thanks to 500 Startups, GPS for the indoors is closer to reality.

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Our Top 5 Favourite Tech Innovations in CRE

 
 

InnerSpace showcased the future of commercial real estate technology with other industry leaders during the CRETech New York symposium this past Thursday evening. Event host CRETech is a information firm committed to being the best source of emerging and innovative commercial real estate technology. Over 30 technology firms attended the event hosted at One World Trade Centre, 63 floors above beautiful New York City.

For commercial real estate firms, choosing technology integration is a no-brainer to retain and attract millennial professionals seeking spaces. Millennials represent one third of the US workforce and will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025.  This generation’s unique lifestyle requiring technology investments both in work and play is changing the landscape of modern real estate.

To meet the adaptations of the market, investors are needing to find creative ways to attract and retain these young tenants. The TAMI (technology, advertising, media and information) sector is on pace for the second most active leasing year since 2011. Technology and media companies are leading the way, accounting for 44 percent and 27 percent of all TAMI demand.

The future of commercial real estate will be driven by technology and we’re excited about the innovations these companies showcased at CRE Tech Intersect 2016.

720 Degrees

 
 

720 Degrees assists organizations with the optimization of their office environments for employee well being and productivity. Imagine being able to integrate 720 Degrees into HVAC systems and optimize the utility costs based on real-time occupancy. Also, you could optimize white noise devices to counter-balance external and internal noise pollution. We’re excited about the opportunity to interact with the invisible elements 720 Degrees provides and create dynamic environments across retail and the workforce.

REscour

 
 

REscour offers market intelligence about properties and visualizes that information on a map so real estate investors can save time and close more deals from the road or the office. The visualizations of various data points is a major accomplishment for the REscour team and we can imagine the data points their platform consumes will make it easier for CRE professionals to make decisions. We see an opportunity to integrate with REscour in the future and share foot traffic heat maps of properties to aid in retail investment decisions.

Railyard

Railyard makes shopping around for business internet and phone services simple by comparing services from competing providers for you. We are excited about the transparency Railyard is bringing to commercial technology services. Shopping for such services is a stressful process and we’re excited to see Railyard expand their shopping platform to cover all the technology services a growing company needs.

Assess+RE

 
 

Assess+RE is a real estate investment analysis tool that turns raw numbers into institutional-quality reports for real estate professionals. Good-bye Excel and hello Assess+RE. Online software is becoming the norm in business and we’re excited to see Assess+RE paving the way to make investment analysis dead simple for CRE professionals.

CompStak

 
 

CompStak has created a one-stop databank of accurate and up to date lease comps for CRE professionals. CompStak’s integration with real-time CRE data sources is no small accomplishment. The data being collected is incredibly valuable for both CRE professionals and tenants. We’re excited to bring a new level of transparency and real-time information analysis to CRE alongside the team at CompStak.

Firms seeking to drive significant new development and active return on investments are reaching the tipping point for adopting technology. We are excited to pioneer market acceleration and efficiency in the industry alongside the innovators we’ve shared here.

The office of the future: the tech is already here

The saying ‘work is something you do, rather than a place you go’ is ringing increasingly true for many of us, particularly for those who work in office-based roles in the service sector.

In fact, research by the TUC based on ONS data suggests that 4.2 million of us, or 13.7% of the workforce, now regularly work from home and another 1.8 million people would like to do so given the opportunity.

However, the office is not dying; it’s just changing in terms of the physical layout, the technology being used and the way employees work with each other and their clients.

New technology has already driven a revolution in the way we work. Remote working, hot-desking and agile working are now commonplace for many firms, with offices offering a range of seating and desk options.

Predicting just where the next generation of technologies will take the workplace is tough but it is possible to see some outlines emerging already.

War for talent

The main function of the office in such a world, even more so than it is already, will be to generate ideas, foster collaborative working relationships between colleagues and engage with clients. The quality of the office environment will thus play an even more critical role in attracting and retaining staff and in getting the most from them. Showing a prospective employee around the office is already an accepted element of the interview process - part of the ‘war for talent’.

Having your own allocated desk is already a thing of the past in many offices and in future work stations will be more flexible and focused on the type of work being done. Instead, staff will reserve the type of work space with the appropriate layout and technology according to whether they are working alone or in groups.

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The spread of the ‘Internet of Things’ - the network of physical objects including machines, buildings, infrastructure and vehicles connected to the internet - will also revolutionise the office. Smart sensors will monitor buildings and people, and provide data that will improve the performance of the building, for example through lower energy use, and of its people.

Your printer will sense when it is low on toner and automatically order more. Your window blinds will adjust to reflect sunlight, and heating and lighting systems will self-adjust in response to your preferences. Facilities managers will see at a glance which chairs are unoccupied at any given time - allowing for more efficient space planning and perhaps avoiding the scramble for hot desks when the office is busy.

While the idea of treadmill desks may seem absurd to many office workers, fixed standing desks have now evolved into programmable active motion desks, which encourage the employee to move around during the day.

It may sound even more far-fetched, but MIT professor Sandy Pentland has pioneered and commercially deployed the sociometer, essentially a smart sensor ‘badge’ that measures interactions between individuals. This provides data that organisations are already using to improve team culture, leadership and group dynamics.

Looking further ahead, virtual and augmented reality technologies will also become commonplace. While virtual reality involves complete immersion in a virtual world and requires more expensive technology, augmented reality is a combination of the computer-generated and real worlds. Both of these technologies are set to play an increasing role in property, notably in terms of marketing existing buildings and those under construction, to the benefit of all in the industry - occupiers, developers, investors and lenders.

The importance of flexibility

In building design, flexibility will feature increasingly, both in terms of the exterior and interior - although, again, much of the technology is already here.

Take modular buildings, for example, which have existed for decades; these allow for speedy and efficient construction, in addition to providing the ability to expand and reconfigure as the occupier’s needs change over time.

Lightweight modular blocks that can be moved around are a key feature in Google’s proposals to redevelop a number of sites at its global HQ in Mountain View California.

While prefabricated buildings often conjure up images of the mass housing that emerged in post-war Britain, they have improved significantly in terms of efficiency and quality of design and could play a major role in the future of the construction industry.

The steadily increasing rate of technology-driven change makes forecasting the future with accuracy tough, but the most successful developers and the companies that occupy them will be those that also take account of the things that won’t change: the people working in them.

It is likely the workforce of the future will be more highly skilled and cognitive and creative abilities will come to the fore. It is around these qualities that the best offices and organisations will be built.

The changes coming down the track will require each area of property to re-examine how it operates. How will planning rules change in a world where infrastructure has adapted to an era of automation and far higher environmental benchmarks?

How will tenant needs change if the gig or sharing economy grows as some predict? How will landlords need to adapt as radically different construction methods and technologies transform the built environment?

It is time for everyone in the sector to start thinking about the future office which may take shape sooner than we expect.

Join us at the Plug and Play IoT and Health EXPO

We are thrilled to be part of the Plug and Play IoT and Health accelerator program in Silicon Valley and welcome you to join us on June 23 for our pitch and demo at Plug and Play's Internet of Things and Health & Wellness EXPO. We will be one of nearly 40 of the most disruptive startups in Silicon Valley.

Tickets are going fast! Click here for more information and to buy tickets.

Saks Sees Next-Level Service As Key To Winning Luxury Retail

Behind the black tarps that cover its entrance, construction workers with drills, hammers and paintbrushes in-hand work furiously to put the finishing touches on Saks Fifth Avenue’s first Canadian location.

An early preview of the relatively primped and polished store reveals an open space flanked by in-store boutiques, an extensive jewelry department and stocked shelves. Behind white construction boards lies the promise of a restaurant by Oliver & Bonacini scheduled to open later this spring.

There is every indication that Saks Fifth Avenue is ready for its foray into Canada. The HBC-owned department store chain opens the doors Thursday morning to its CF Toronto Eaton Centre location, occupying 169,000 square feet and three levels of the Hudson’s Bay building on Queen Street.

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10 Technology-Driven Hard Trends Shaping 2016

Reposted from The Huffington Post

It has been widely reported that we should expect more than seven billion people and businesses, and at least 30 billion devices, to be connected to the Internet by 2020, so it should be of no surprise that this tech-driven economy is here to stay. Technology has become everyone's business as we enter the next stage of this digital transformation where even your next toaster or refrigerator will connect to the Internet.

A rapidly increasing number of companies are learning the importance of identifying Hard Trends that are both predictable and measurable. This gives companies a competitive edge in a world where thriving on change has become necessity. Pandora's box is officially open as users not only bring their own devices but wear them too, leaving the traditional IT department with little chance of getting it all back in the box.

Many of the themes that we have witnessed here in 2015 will gather pace next year and continue to enable or disrupt your business depending on how prepared they are for the Hard Trends on the horizon. In this article, I'll highlight ten technology-driven Hard Trends that I would like you to spend time thinking about and better yet, act on.

1. The Continuing Rise of Shadow IT

Businesses have grown tired of IT departments failing to deliver on long projects or constantly saying no to their ideas and started to see them as a frustrating disabler rather than the enabler that they crave. When they don't get the answer they want in 2016, they will only pick up the phone and order an attractive software as a service (SaaS) solution that can be up and running incredibly quickly without all the hassle that historically came with large software implementations. And let's not forget the various forms of hardware as a service as we have seen with Amazon, Microsoft and a host of other cloud services.
Doubters only need to look at the warning signs learned from Slack that became the fastest-growing workplace software ever this year and, for the most part, this was achieved under IT's radar. Users quickly grew tired of working with the familiar but increasingly dated office tools, and when the tech guys failed to lead the way, they found their own solution to collaborate and share documents in real time leading to a reduction in emails and inefficient and often pointless meetings.

2. Virtual Reality Gets Real

Facebook raised a few eyebrows when it closed in on its $2 billion Oculus Rift acquisition, but it's 2016 where heavyweights such as PlayStation VR, Facebook-owned Rift and HTC Vive are all expecting to dominate headlines.
It will be fascinating to see just how quickly consumers adopt this latest technology and begin to embrace consumption of VR content, but make no mistake that for better or worse, this will be a game changer as creative applications rapidly multiply.

3. Retail Embraces Location Awareness

Retailers were forced to react last year when the trend of show-rooming rapidly expanded. Consumers get hands-on with a product in a physical store before looking it up on their smartphones to purchase online. However, there is the realization that these changing habits actually represent an excellent opportunity for retailers to engage with their customers whether they be in-store or online and paid via their debit card, mobile or cash.
Early lessons have been learned, and it's time for Indoor mapping and beacon technology to bring retailers into the 21st century to help the monitoring footfall, dwell time and empower stores to adapt quickly to spending patterns in real time.

4. Cashless Society Moves a Step Closer As Consumers Embrace Mobile and Contactless Payments

The digital payment revolution is being led by Scandinavian countries such as Sweden, who are waving goodbye to pockets full of loose change and enjoying the benefits of using contactless cards or mobile payments where even public transportation often only accepts card payments.
In 2016, Millennials around the world will increasingly find their affiliation with paper money and coins incredibly quaint as they discover the safety they can have using tokenization and biometric identification, as used by Apple Pay, Google and many others, to conduct a transaction without having to share credit card numbers and personal information during a transaction. Think of it this way; by eliminating the transfer of credit card information, there is nothing for a hacker to steal.

5. Cognitive Computing Will Increasingly be Used To Extract Value From Big Data

Big Data has been a buzzword floating around for a few years, but in 2016 we will begin to unlock the real power and value thanks to the rapid growth of cognitive computing. Self-learning data systems are increasingly able to automate tasks and mimic the way a human brain works to predict pattern trends and prevent problems before they arise.
Machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), natural language processing (NLP) and deep learning are just a few of these technologies that will finally allow companies to make sense of the ever-growing variety, and velocity of big data.

6. The Internet of Things (IoT) Gets Personal

More and more everyday items that we buy for our home will be ready to connect to the internet straight out of the box to provide a wealth of data about you and your home. Productivity obsessed professionals will begin to create their personal dashboards that allow them to manage and tweak their everyday lives.
It's only a matter of time before those wearable devices pave a way to provide our doctors with a data export containing our daily calorie intake, exercise, resting heart rate and sleep patterns with just a push of a button. The technology is already here, but 2016 will be the year we realize the power hidden in our data.

7. Security and Privacy Awareness Takes Center Stage

2015 will be remembered for security breaches of household names and the increasing awareness of how our data is being used or even abused by third party companies. Both users and businesses will begin to take these mathematical problems seriously and start to question exactly who they provide access to exercise vigilance and protect themselves.
Although, the last few years have felt like a gold rush or smash and grab for personal data, we can expect increased use of multiple biometrics to operate our mobile devices as well as much tougher and needed regulation to enforce businesses to act more responsibly.

8. Drones Become Practical

In 2014, Amazon announced their intentions with drone deliveries and much of the world laughed and ridiculed this ludicrous idea. Thanks to a slow moving FAA in the U.S., regulations, and more importantly guidelines have been slow to come as drone manufacturers moved quickly to create new markets. Today, Amazon, Google, and Walmart are just a few who are experimenting with home delivery of their products. Let's also not forget about areal photography, agriculture applications, power line inspectors, and police departments who are all investing heavily in drones.

9. Online Influencers Become the New Celebrities

Digital natives are turning their back on the fake world of celebrity and magazine covers and searching for an authentic voice that they can relate to. Some YouTube Vloggers already have millions of subscribers and views that eclipse traditional formats such as TV shows or even album sales.
New Media has given birth to a new method of storytelling and collaboration and 2016 will see the continual migration of digital tribes who are forming their own niche online communities.

10. The Personalized Experience

For too long we have all been spoon-fed a generic off-the-shelf experience that is increasingly irrelevant in this digital age. We now tune into our own online channels that provide us with the news, music, film, books that interest us and everything else never makes it to our timelines.
2016 will be the wakeup call for any business that wants to reach out and engage with their customers or even just get their attention. Our expectations to be treated as the unique individual that we are will mean that marketers will have to up their game or watch helplessly as their customers tune out of those hard sell generic ad campaigns.

In much the same way that the Industrial Revolution completely changed the landscape a few hundred years ago, it feels that we are caught right in the middle of a digital transformation and those that fail to adapt, and better yet anticipate, will increasingly lose relevance along with market share, and in many cases disappear forever.

The only question that remains is what Hard Trends will you be following to ensure that your business adapts, evolves and overcomes the challenges along the way in 2016?

We Aren't Moving Fast Enough

Imagine you could use your Smartphone to figure out where you are and search for where you want to go when you're indoors. That was the message to consumers back in 2010 when it was announced that indoor maps were arriving to our phones

5 years later stepping indoors still feels like stepping in to the 20th century - we huddle around kiosk directories for directions and use physical signage for way finding. Why? 

We aren't moving fast enough to solve the root problem - the maps.

When folks ask what we're up to at InnerSpace, we tell them we're building the world's largest data set of indoor maps and we're building technology to enable us do it faster than anyone else can. Moving fast is part of our company's DNA - we're always looking for ways to move faster, and ways to help others do the same.

Speed is not just a feature of InnerSpace - it's core to our product. We're deeply investing in creating a completely turn-key indoor location solution, capable of mapping any space in seconds, blanketing that space with location services, and delivering those services to customers through a smartphone app. 

But the real magic is our ability to create the maps in seconds.

We could have approached mapping the old fashion way like others in our space - manually creating the maps from CAD files or images, or with physical site surveys - but that simply isn't fast enough to achieve scale.

The indoor location market in North America is expected to grow from $800 million to a staggering $4.5 billion in the next 4 years. Yet the industry has mapped only a fraction of public spaces in North America over the past 4 years. These numbers just aren't adding up to a 21st century indoor location experience in our near future.

This is why we've created InnerSpace. Our mission is to digitize the indoor world.  By developing technology leveraging both hardware and software to solve the most complex problems associated with deploying indoor location systems, our business customers can focus their energy and resources on delivering amazing indoor experiences to their consumers.  

Don't forget to punch in your e-mail address and click 'Stay Informed'. We're launching in early 2016 and looking for Beta customers now.

The Unfulfilled Promise of iBeacons

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Low capital cost, low operational cost, high location accuracy. With beacon-based indoor location, you get to pick only 2.

We present this graphic in some of our pitches to potential customers who are considering building an indoor location experience based on a beacon infrastructure. It's useful, as it quickly communicates the idea that our BrickTrackers eliminate the need to compromise when deploying an indoor location system.

To deliver highly accurate position information using beacons, a system must either blanket a space every 5-7 feet with a beacon or crank up the broadcast power and frequency of the transmitter in the devices to accommodate lower density deployments.

With the former approach (high deployment density), medium-large sized spaces are looking at deploying and managing thousands of individual beacons. At a cost of $20-$30 per device, this up front capital expense can grow very quickly. And it is in addition to the time and expense of mapping the indoor space and the custom development associated with all beacon deployments.

With the latter approach (increased broadcasting power), the lifetime of the battery-powered devices drops from the manufacturer's claims of up to 3 years to as low as 26 days! In a large deployment, this can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in operational costs just to manage a beacon battery replacement program!

The only remaining choice to manage both capital and operational expenses when deploying beacon-based systems for indoor location is to compromise on positioning accuracy and precision, which results in a poor end user experience and ultimately delivers lower return on investment to the business.

With BrickTracker, our goal is deliver a new choice to the indoor location market that eliminates the upfront time, effort and cost associated with deploying indoor location and significantly reduces the ongoing operational costs without compromising the fundamental promise of indoor location - delivering reliable and accurate location information.

 

Indoor Location: Why We're Still Lost Inside

“Indoor location technology has been around for a while. What new problem are you solving?”

It seems like we've heard this a thousand times while we’ve been out and about trying to raise both money and awareness, so it's fitting to address the question here! The indoor location [aka indoor navigation] space is a hot market and the competitive landscape is certainly a busy one. Moreover, it has been for a couple of years now. As latecomers to the game, how can we expect to carve out a business?

When we started this journey back in early ’14, we were looking for a big, unsolved problem that we were knew our prior experiences in successful startups would uniquely equip us to solve. We found it while lost in a huge, complex building in NYC - we kept reaching instinctively for our phones to help find out where we were. We do it all the time outside, why can’t we do the same thing inside? 

It turned out, perhaps unsurprisingly, we weren’t the first people to identify this problem. There were (and still are) a variety of companies pushing technological solutions for locating someone indoors. Many use beacon technology, some trilateral wifi signals, others identify the unique attributes of a building's radio-magnetic fingerprints, and others use special lightbulbs to emit locating signals.

Back to square one, then? Not at all! If all of this technology exists to solve the technical challenge of locating someone indoors (and has for some time), then why is my smartphone still completely useless to me when I’m indoors and lost? We chewed on this for a little while before we identified the fundamental problem - indoor location companies are selling the technological solution without considering the end-to-end product experience. As veterans of the consumer product space, this was finally a problem we knew we could solve!

The first thing we looked at is how easy it was for a business or property owner to provide typical indoor location services to their customers. After all, the more time and money they need to invest in such a system, the lower the overall return on investment. If the RIO doesn't make sense, then why do it?  All typical indoor location systems require months of effort to deploy - site surveys, digitizing floor plans and custom application development, not to mention the high cost of maintaining a fleet of battery powered beacons. 

The next thing we looked at is what motivates an end user to engage with typical indoor location systems. If there is no value in for them, why would they bother? Typical indoor location systems have been focused on the value they can offer the business - locating a customer to infer their interest and incentivize with an ad or offer. Internally, we joke that when people realized that consumers don't engage with QR codes they invented iBeacons to eliminate the middle man and push ads directly to their phones.  But still no one choses to engage with a system like this; you need to provide fair exchange to motivate opt in. Because with no opt in, there is no business value to be had.

Lastly, we considered how easy is it for an end user engage with a typical indoor location system. If they have to jump through hoops, usage will never become a daily habit and we'll never create the feeling of dependency that people have now with Google Maps. No matter where you are - Toronto, London or San Francisco - you open Maps to find your way around outdoors. But each custom beacon deployment means a different custom app a consumer know about, download and sign into before they can engage. And then they must learn the nuances of that particular user experience.

So, rather than focusing on the technological solution to the obvious problem, we're designing a product that addresses the whole experience to drive deployment, adoption and engagement. We believe this will be the formula to achieve the scale needed to become the de facto solution for indoor location and way finding. Want to know what that looks like? Stay tuned.

Retail spend on IoT to increase fourfold by 2020

While there is a lot of spending on IOT technologies to help retailers build the stores of the future, the lack of a single, turn-key product prohibits any solution from scaling across a retail chain. That is why we still can not use our Smartphone to find products in a store despite the significant efforts by retailers to deliver this desired experience. We believe the platform that can deliver on that experience MUST be turn-key and have the flexibility to enable use-cases far in to the future.

New data from Juniper Research has revealed that retailers seeking to capitalise on IoT (Internet of Things) technologies will spend an estimated $2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs, nearly a fourfold increase over this year’s estimated $670 million spend.

The hardware spend includes Bluetooth Beacons and RFID (radio frequency ID) tags. In the first instance, Bluetooth beacons enable visibility over footfall as well as the ability to push relevant information to consumers’ smartphones. Meanwhile, RFID aids in real-time asset tracking, reduced labour costs and even dynamic pricing according to stock levels and online pricing.

The new research – The Internet of Things: Consumer, Industrial & Public Services 2015-2020 – found that leading retailers using the IoT to generate an ‘ecosystem’ are poised to gain market advantage and truly capitalise on the opportunity. Linking the hardware elements of RFID tags, beacons and connected consumer electronics, such as wearables, with software analytics promises in-depth business insight and an enhanced customer experience.

“Retailers such as Zara and Target are already taking advantage of the benefits offered by RFID asset tracking,” said author Steffen Sorrell. “Meanwhile the beacon industry is expanding rapidly; used as a method to provide consumers with contextually relevant information in conjunction with their smartphone or wearable will enormously enhance the in-store experience.”

Source: ibeconnects.com

Introducing InnerSpace

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At InnerSpace, we’re on a mission to digitize the indoor world and enrich every interaction inside. For the past year, we’ve been busy building a new platform built on our network of devices for mapping indoors. Today, we're ready to share what we've been working on!

Maps, Location And The Indoors

InnerSpace solves a problem we all face. We spend 90% of our time indoors, with no digital awareness of our location once we step inside. The smartphone is the world's most pervasive computing device, yet it has failed to radically improve our experiences in the indoor world. This is the problem we're solving.

Our goal is to create the largest data set of indoor maps and location content. Every indoor experience must start with spatial awareness — the map. Our network of devices automatically and instantly create a 3-dimensional map of any space and can blanket it with highly accurate, location positioning information (think indoor GPS). By leveraging the turn-key nature of our platform, we can scale quickly to deliver on our vision of being the platform that powers every digital experience indoors.

Welcome to InnerSpace

In the near future, you will reach for your Smartphone to search for a product in a retail store, to find your physician in a hospital or to find pretty much anything indoors. InnerSpace's platform makes this possible. Follow along on our journey here.

Also check out our new video!