Just added to the HERE Platform for Business portfolio of services is a RESTful API that provides position information based on Cell ID or Wi-Fi Access Point information. With the Positioning API, you are able to get positioning on a device that doesn’t have GPS. It leverages a global database of Cell IDs (GSM, WCDMA, LTE, CDMA, TD-SCDMA) and Wi-Fi Access Points that a mobile client can detect to obtain a geographic position with a confidence radius.
Key features of the Positioning API (REST) include the following:
- Wi-Fi based Positioning
- Cell ID based Positioning
- Neighbor Cell IDs based Positioning
- Combination of Wi-Fi and Cell/Neighbor Cell based Positioning
- Supported Cellular Technologies: GSM, WCDMA, LTE, CDMA, TD-SCDMA (China)
- Typical Accuracy
*Strongly dependent on the cell size
- Cell ID: 500m-1500m*
- Neighbor Cell: 300m-700m
- Wi-Fi: 30-50m
Make positioning your devices easier and more effective. Click here to view the Developer Guide for the new Positioning API. To try it out for yourself, sign up for a 90-day free evaluation license here.