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Apple has added a trick to its CoreLocation set of geopositioning tools in iOS 8, 9to5Mac has noticed, and that will make it possible for venue owners to build indoor positioning systems into software tied to their facilities. iOS 8 adds the M7 processor and iPhone motion sensors to the CoreLocation API, handing off location tracking to those elements from GPS, cell and Wi-Fi tower broad location detection used for outdoor navigation when a user arrives at a venue.

The new process is being touted by Apple as a perfect complement to iBeacon tech, but as also distinct from that Bluetooth based feature. The company is seeking sign-ups now from venues looking to utilize these features, and these IPS features are already in use at thee locations, including the California Academy of Sciences in SF, the Westfield San Francisco Centre, and the Mineta San Jose Airport, and it can…

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