CSR to Offer Indoor Location Technology SiRFusion as a SDK for Android

CSR today announced the launch of its SiRFusion Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android application developers willing to integrate indoor location technology.

The SDK will be running on Android version 4.4 or later and it will be available in the first quarter 2015.

SiRFusion combines real-time Wi-Fi signals, satellite positioning information, pedestrian dead reckoning, and the company’s cloud-based CSR Positioning Center to calculate accurate indoor location.

The system automatically crowd-sources a venue’s indoor Wi-Fi signatures, and it has also been architected to accommodate future proximity and location technologies such as Bluetooth Smart beacons, Wi-Fi Round Trip Time (RTT), and Indoor Messaging System (IMES).

The SDK will be running on Android version 4.4 or later and it will be available in the first quarter 2015.

While CSR is historically producing only location technologies for its hardware clients, it seems this SDK is willing to kickstart indoor location for consumers with a bottom up approach from the developer side.

Now that CSR has been acquired by Qualcomm it will be interesting to see how this SDK will fit into Qualcomm’s location technology portfolio (see more on that point here).

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