Azure enabling Boni’s “Loud Steps” to provide indoor navigation to the visually impaired
Microsoft BizSpark member Boni provides “Loud Steps” indoor navigation to the visually impaired.
Navigating through public spaces is made easier for the visually impaired with Boni’s application Loud Steps. Loud Steps employs patented location determination technology aimed at calculating the exact location of the user - providing the future of indoor navigation for airports, hospitals, shopping malls, university buildings, museums, and court houses. The service enables businesses to make their venues more accessible to the visually impaired allowing customers to make the most of their consumer experience and enabling business to reach customers via in-store direct marketing.
A BizSpark member since 2011, Microsoft platforms have been a key part of Boni’s success. Developed and designed using Microsoft Azure, SQL Server and Visual Studio, Loud Steps utilizes Microsoft software to improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things (IoT) data.
Boni’s Loud Steps state of the art indoor micro location service uses Bluetooth beacons, making it easy to provide a wide range of services and engage consumers who are strolling inside retail spaces. According to CEO Sarper Silaoglu, “With an easy to use clock based direction system, the Loud Steps application helps to improve self-navigation – providing the blind with increased autonomy and independence within your business.”
Looking to enhance your company’s consumer experience, check out Boni’s Loud Steps – the future of indoor navigation technology.
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About BizSpark: Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software and support. BizSpark members receive up to $750 per month of free Microsoft Azure cloud services for 3 years: that’s $150 per month each for up to 5 developers. Azure works with Linux and open-source technologies such as Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. BizSpark is available to startups that are privately held, less than 5-years-old and earn less than $1M in annual revenue.