Askey develops Taipei train station navigation app

Yihan Li, Taipei; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Networking/communication device maker Askey Computer, a wholly-own subsidiary of Asustek Computer, has disclosed it has developed an app providing navigation services for visitors to the Taipei Railway Station.

The app, whose development was commissioned by the Taipei City government, can real-time locate users and indicate paths toward their points of interest inside the station and in surrounding zones, Askey said, adding it features an architecture of integrating electronic maps, hardware and software.

The app adopts AR technology that directly guides users and makes the app's interface seamless, user-friendly and personalized as well as enables retail stores to display marketing information on users' smartphones, Askey said.

The train station area is notorious for its labyrinthic network connecting various other transport services and underground shopping arcades.