Location-Based Services

Bring your venue to life

Pushing The Limits of Location Tech

Phunware’s hardware-agnostic platform can ingest location data from a wide range of device types including Wi-Fi access points, physical and virtual Bluetooth (BLE) beacons—and now even cutting-edge smart lighting. This revolutionary new technology leads the industry in location accuracy, with precision down to 4 centimeters.

Facility-Wide Navigation

Phunware offers a comprehensive set of tools that guide app users with powerful facility-wide navigation. Following the latest Google and Apple technologies and design patterns, users get a familiar map experience with static or real-time blue dot wayfinding.


Real-Time “Blue Dot” Indoor Positioning

Add Phunware’s Blue Dot SDK to your app for rich maps with real-time indoor positioning. The iOS- and Android-compatible solutions pinpoint a device’s location to real-world latitude, longitude and floor level. Thanks to advanced caching, the Phunware in-app navigation experience continues uninterrupted if users lose Wi-Fi connectivity.

Location Sharing

The location sharing feature allows users to share and view each other’s locations in real time. Location sharing can help connect users and drive outcomes for multiple industries and types of businesses.

Real-Time Location Services

Use location awareness to track employees, equipment and assets. Improve internal workflows and increase operational efficiency by triggering user workflows based on proximity alerts. Gather valuable data on traffic patterns to optimize traffic flow and more.

Web Wayfinding

Access the same mobile maps and turn-by-turn directions on a desktop browser. Help visitors find their way around your facility from home or when they arrive and allow them to print and share navigation instructions.

View our mapping and wayfinding videos!


Phunware Location Experience Kit

The kit includes everything you need to set up a real-time blue dot experience in a trial area.

Pushing the Limits of Location Tech


Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons

Phunware’s indoor location solution provides 3-10 foot accuracy and updates a user’s position more than once per second. We work with facilities throughout the implementation process, including beacon provisioning, site survey, installation and calibration.



With Phunware’s Blue Dot SDK, developers can leverage a GPS signal to enable outdoor-to-indoor navigation use cases. For example: walking from a parking lot to a facility where other location technology (e.g. Wi-Fi or beacons) might not be present.



Phunware is integrated with Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) solution and our customers can leverage Cisco infrastructure to provide indoor positioning.



Take advantage of Mist Intelligent Wireless Cloud (IWC) and deploy Phunware wayfinding resources integrated with virtual Bluetooth beacons (vBLE).


Atrius by Acuity Brands

Phunware’s indoor navigation integrates with Atrius’ high-quality and BLE-enabled LED lighting solutions. This revolutionary new technology uses Visible Light Communication (VLC) to support location accuracy within a few centimeters, while providing energy efficient lighting to reduce electricity costs by up to 75%.

Location-Based Services Overview!

Mapping, Navigation and Wayfinding Use Cases



Drive traffic to specific departments and shelves by presenting easy navigation to seasonal or featured products. Integrate with your inventory management system and direct in-store shoppers to desired products.



Minimize revenue loss due to missed appointments by guiding patients from home to their doctor’s office within the hospital. Reduce signage and operational costs with cloud-based real-time mapping updates.



Drive passenger satisfaction by providing turn-by-turn directions to boarding gates and airport concessions. Reduce passenger stress by reminding them how to get to their parked vehicles.


Live Event Venues

Enhance the fan experience with in-stadium wayfinding and contextual communications. Reward season ticket holders with deals on concessions or merchandise.

Learn more about location-based services today!

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Android SDK

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