In my last post, I explained what iBeacons are and a bit about what they do, especially in retail stores. There are some pretty cool non-retail uses of iBeacon technology, too.
Here are some examples:
- CES: At CES, if you had the CES app installed, you could play a scavenger hunt and win a prize
- Education: Teachers are using them to automatically take attendance. The iBeacons recognize when a student has entered the classroom
- Museums: Hanging around a painting? iBeacons could send you more information about the painting and the artist
- Hotels: automated check-in and check-out
- SXSW: install the SXSW Go app, and youâ€™ll be connected to over 1000 ibeacons. The beacons will tell you whatâ€™s happening nearby (if youâ€™ve ever been to SXSW, youâ€™ll know that is important!), and who else has arrived.
- Disney World: Disney has created an iBeacon-compatible wristband that acts as a room key for their hotel room, pays for stuff in the park, acts as a park pass, gets you into the fast lane, and helps collect photos.
In my next post, Iâ€™ll talk about using iBeacons in a library setting.
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