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THE BEACONS FAQ: It's Time To Set The Story Straight About Beacons And Apple's iBeacon System

THE BEACONS FAQ: It's Time To Set The Story Straight About Beacons And Apple's iBeacon System | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it
Beacons are becoming the most rapidly adopted in-store technology since mobile card readers.
Jed Fisher's insight:

At 4D Pipeline we are increasingly doing more with iBeacons. This is a nice summary on what they are and what they can and cannot do. Like many things they have the potential to annoy/spam but if used intelligently by retailers (and others) they will be incredibly helpful to consumers.

iBeacon lets iPhones and iPads constantly scan for nearby Bluetooth devices. When it identifies a Bluetooth device, like a beacon, it can wake up an app on someone's phone — even if the app is not running. Developers can make their apps responsive to iBeacon by using Apple's Core Location APIs (application programming interfaces) in iOS.
Thanks to @cehl for the link!

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iBeacon Startups and More - Slideshow

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#SoLoMo

Social, Local, Mobile.

I'm really excited about iBeacon. It opens up tons of different business opportunities in AEC, BIM, 3D, CAD , GIS, Retail, Social, Games, and more! Suddenly we can connect to our enviroment, we can know when we are near "beacons".

Allows people to do new things, and do things better. To me - this is particularly exciting for workplaces, find/connecting with your colleagues.

I'm curious to see what @Hover is thinking about - they claim "smart sensors for the workplace", this is what iBeacon gives you so im curious to what their envisaged workflows are.

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The 6 challenges of building an iBeacon app

The 6 challenges of building an iBeacon app | 4D Pipeline - trends & breaking news in Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 3D, Mobile, and CAD. | Scoop.it

What every developer building for iBeacon needs to know.

Using iBeacon, Apple’s low-powered method of pushing contextual notifications to iPhones in stores, introduces a bunch of messy moving parts, I discovered recently while building an app for the Gluecon conference.

Despite being an experienced iOS developer, I faced the following six distinct challenges.

Jed Fisher's insight:

At 4D Pipeline we are getting a lot of requests (and recommending) for Apps to work with iBeacon. It's a great technology for sales and marketing apps but as with any technology there are some important facts to keep in mind. This is a good article although i must admit we've not run into many of these problems. 

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