A colleague brought ibeacons to my attention about a month ago.
They seem really quite interesting and have a great number of real-world applications.
iBeacon is a location-based technology that allows iOS products to talk to each other using low-power Bluetooth signals.
I have decided to invest some time creating a “test” project utilising a couple of beacons I got from kontakt and the ios sdk.
The ibeacons took quite a while to arrive but by purchasing some pre-built ones, itmeant there was something tangible and relatively pretty
we could show clients rather than some Heath Robinson type affair.
The sdk from apple is relatively straightforward and essentially all the logic is performed around 3 methods which are didenter, did leave and ranging.
I am still playing around with them so I shall post back more on the blog with my findings and perhaps some source code.
You never know, I may even pop a video of what we have so far.