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I want to know if it is possible to get where exactly another nearby mobile device (e.g. Android) is with respect to my phone without using GPS. Is there any app which makes it possible to get idea of direction using bluetooth or wifi?

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    This sort of thing is generally done by measuring signal strength (e.g of WiFi or BT), which should decrease as you get further away. However, it gets very complicated, because just rotating your 'phone, or moving it behind an object can lower signal strength. Also, direction is a problem, and you have to resort to triangulation and measuring the strength if signals from known devices, such as your router, to determine your location. When measuring indoors in industrial solutions, there will be many routers, not just the one that you have at home --> – Mawg Nov 20 '18 at 10:43
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    I love your question, and eagerly await an answer, but I fear that it might be closed as too broad. Perhaps you could reword it, maybe asking us to recommend a tool or a library which you can link to your code, and just generally give more details of what you want? (I realize that what you want to ti “know everything”, but that sort of question doesn’t work well here, alas(). Thanks for a great question :-) – Mawg Nov 20 '18 at 10:43
  • Welcome to Software Recommendations! As Mawg wrote: I'm afraid we'll have to put your question on hold. This site is about recommending software, not assets or resources like howtos, manuals/tutorials, etc. If you're looking for software, please take a look at What is required for a question to contain "enough information"? and edit your question accordingly, so it can be reopened. – Izzy Nov 20 '18 at 11:38
  • Rafa, please, do reword your question. I would also love to know of resources for this. For me it would be a code library or completely open source project, but you might be happy if we just named an Android app. It won't take long to edit ;-) – Mawg Nov 21 '18 at 9:41
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    Thanks Mawg. Just reworded the question to ask for an Android app. Please suggest if I need to be even more specific or ask for something else instead. :) – Rafa Nov 21 '18 at 11:06

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