Using beacons with IndoorAtlas service is optional. Read more about IndoorAtlas’ hybrid solution.
IndoorAtlas’ hybrid solution works without beacons on ideal conditions, but using them helps iOS to get first position quickly without walking. Beacons also improve Android performance where Wi-Fi environment is weak. Using beacons brings IndoorAtlas iOS positioning performance on par with IndoorAtlas Android positioning in the same environment. IndoorAtlas positioning on iOS requires significantly less beacons compared to a typical beacon-only positioning. On average, only 10-20% of beacons are required for the same positioning accuracy. Android can take advantage of Wi-Fi information, and thus it typically requires no beacons.
Read more about using beacons with IndoorAtlas technology in the Mapping Guide PDF