iBeacons

 iBeacons

Presentation shown on May 26th, 2014 in Zürich CH, August 13th in Leeds UK, August 14th in London UK, September 30th in Amsterdam NL, and October 28th in Durban, South Africa.

This presentation is about iBeacon - a new technology based on Bluetooth - for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. iBeacon offers unprecedented opportunities to communicate with the user via your mobile app. There are no complicated configuration or setup, no need to scan QR codes, etc.

iBeacons is the new frontier. Or at least that is what the press says every day. Using iBeacons, shops will be able to analyse in detail consumer behaviour, transport companies will be able to offer better information to their customers, conferences rooms will become intelligent and aware of their attendees, and the list goes on and on.

iBeacons show lots of promise and potential, but they raise lots of new questions; what are the costs? What are the implications in terms of UX? How about privacy? This 1-hour talk provides an overview of iBeacons from a conceptual point of view.

This presentation is targeted to both technical (developers, system architects) and non-technical team members (marketing managers, CEOs, project managers) interested in the characteristics of this new technology. It includes live demos of how to use iBeacons and a showcase of different options available in the market today.

The source code of the iOS application used during the demo can be found here:
https://github.com/akosma/iBeacon-Presentation

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

May 26, 2014
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