It seems that the iOS and Android SDKs are both able to trilaterate and find the 2D location of the phone that they’re running on, by doing a scan for BLE signals coming from beacons mounted to walls.
It’s also possible to plug in to the Proximi.io API with Estimote or Kontakt.io API keys, to accomplish the same thing.
Both the Estimote mobile SDKs and Proximi.io APIs are calculating a position based on trilateration of RSSI values read by the phone.
However, is there any software that currently exists that can accomplish the same task for the Estimote LTE Beacons?
Note: our Indoor Location SDKs don’t do trilateration, we’ve got some other tricks up our sleeves (;
Other than that, I think you’re exactly right. Being able to indoor-position the LTE Beacon might be useful sometimes, and the ways to do that are exactly what you said: put the indoor-positioning code on the beacon/micro-app itself, or just stream raw data to some cloud service so that it does the calculations instead.