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AR and Indoor Navigation - Google Visual Positioning

Amongst all the announcements at Google I/O, there were a few key points made about Tango, a Google technology that encompasses motion tracking, depth perception and area learning.

The announcements focused specifically around the Visual Positioning System (VPS), described by Google as a “service for developers to map indoor environments and then create location based AR experiences”.



Walking through a shopping centre or supermarket, you are bound to see people looking down at their phones. Mobile technology allows consumers to access a range of services on-the-go, and shopping is a key example of this. However, online shopping is not the only opportunity that mobile technology holds for retailers. Mobile apps present an innovative way for retail businesses to connect with their customers and enhance the in-store shopping experience.