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Endless Possibilities with Beacons

Endless Possibilities with Beacons

This was talk was given at GDG Johannesburg

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Peter-John Welcome

January 11, 2017
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  1. Endless Possibilities with Beacons Peter-John Welcome google.com/+PeterJohnWelcome

  2. Intro • Beacons • Beacon Standards • Google beacon Platform

    • Nearby API • Awareness API • Nearby Notifications & Physical Web • The endless possibilities
  3. https://developers.google.com/beacons/ What is a beacon? Objects that transmit signals.

  4. Beacon Standards http://community.silabs.com/t5/Official-Blog-of-Silicon-Labs/Bluetooth-BLE-Beacon-Standards-from-iBea con-Eddystone-and/ba-p/168045

  5. Google Beacon Platform https://developers.google.com/beacons/ Nearby Messages API Nearby Notifications Physical

    Web
  6. Nearby Messages API The Nearby Messages API is a publish-subscribe

    API that lets you pass small binary payloads between internet-connected Android and iOS devices. https://developers.google.com/nearby/messages/overview
  7. The Nearby Messages API is a publish-subscribe API that lets

    you pass small binary payloads between internet-connected Android and iOS devices. Nearby Message API Publish
  8. The Nearby Messages API is a publish-subscribe API that lets

    you pass small binary payloads between internet-connected Android and iOS devices. Nearby Message API Subscribe
  9. Awareness API The Awareness API, enables your app to intelligently

    react to the user's current situation. Consists of 2 API’s: • Fence API • Snapshot Api https://developers.google.com/awareness/overview
  10. Nearby Notifications Nearby Notifications helps users to discover what's around

    them, by surfacing location-specific notifications for apps and websites, with no prior app install required. https://developers.google.com/nearby/notifications/overview
  11. Nearby Notifications • Advertise an HTTPS URL • Trigger an

    app intent / app intent with fallback url
  12. Nearby Notifications • Drive your own app installs. • Open

    personal or business profiles in social apps. • Launch conversations or chatbots inside messaging apps. • Drive consumers to content about nearby products. • Help users explore store inventory. • Drive checkins, reviews within local/travel apps. https://developers.google.com/nearby/notifications/overview
  13. Physical Web The Physical Web is an open approach to

    enable quick and seamless interactions with physical objects and locations. https://google.github.io/physical-web/
  14. Physical Web https://youtu.be/1yaLPRgtlR0 How it works

  15. Endless Possibilities

  16. Endless Possibilities • Retail - discount coupons for people in

    stores. • Hospitality - Deliver breakfast menu to people everyday. • Tourism and tourist attractions - find interesting places while walking around a city. • Education - check if kids are late for class. • Healthcare - mapping out of hospitals. • Entertainment - game rewards when you in a specific beacons range. • Travel - check’in at boarding gates. • Corporate - conference information at event. • Automotive - unlock your car when you close. • Real Estate - promoting apartments for rent. • Advertising / Digital signage - interactive ads. • Personal Use - home automation
  17. Demo

  18. Thanks! Contact me: google.com/u/0/+PeterJohnWelcome @pjapplez pjwelcome@gmail.com Peter-johnwelcome.co.za https://github.com/pjwelcome