Blue Dot Experience

Three components make up the blue dot mobile experience. Fingerprinting, Beacons, and Map/Data setup. Each component is tied to a different solution, and the three together create the mobile experience.

  • Indoor Atlas (Fingerprints)

    The Blue Dot is created by the collection of Wi-Fi, BLE beacon, and Geomagnetic data.

    These are all collected into “Fingerprints” of the facility for Blue Dot positioning and tracking.

    Indoor Atlas has the following tools for gathering, testing and reviewing fingerprints:

    Collecting Data
    Android App: MapCreator 2

    Testing Blue Dot
    iOS devices: Positioning App
    Android devices: MapCreator 2 App

    Map configuration and fingerprint analytics
    Uploading maps, setting way points for fingerprinting, beacon placement planning, reviewing analytics and troubleshooting session issues.


    Login is client specific. Purple creates the login and will send the details during Implementation

    Indoor Atlas Resources

    Watch the training videos

    Read the support documentation

  • Estimote (Beacons)

    Android and iOS use beacons for improved positioning accuracy. However, Beacons are required for iOS positioning as Wi-Fi positioning is blocked by Apple.

    Estimote is the beacon manufacturer most used during Purple Implementations

    The iBeacon packet is configured on every beacon

    Each beacon is associated with a point on the map

    Each beacon is assigned a unique set of data
    – UUID is created and unique to the facility being implemented
    – Major identifies the floor
    – Minor identifies the beacon on the floor and is a sequential number beginning with 1.

    – The Login is client specific. Purple creates the login and will send the details during Implementation

    Use the Estimote App on Android/iPhone to set up beacons

  • Purple Admin Tool (Maps/Data Setup and Beacon Monitoring)

    The Admin tool contains the maps and data that feed into the Kiosk, Web and Mobile Solutions. The maps in the Admin Tool are end user facing

    Routing Paths – or the walkable areas in the solutions are outlined in the Admin Tool

    Estimote Beacon health reports (battery and last seen date) are displayed after beacons are set up in the Admin Tool.

    Web URL:

    Login is client specific. Purple creates the login and will send the details during Implementation

  • Tying it all Together

    The maps in Indoor Atlas will be used for fingerprinting.

    The maps in the Admin Tool will be used to draw paths, add destinations, and are ultimately what end users see when using the product.

    Maps are tied together between the Indoor Atlas app and the Admin tools with an Indoor Atlas floor location identifier. The location ID is tied via the Mapping/Floor List menu in the Admin Tool

    UUID on beacon’s are unique to a client (facility). The same UUID created for a facility is assigned to every beacon and captured in the fingerprint data.

    The UUID is whitelisted by Indoor Atlas to allow only applicable beacon data to be captured.
    The beacons are loaded into the Admin Tool to monitor battery life and last seen date.

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