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 you’ll be connected to over 1000 ibeacons. The beacons will tell you what’s happening nearby (if you’ve ever been to SXSW, you’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, I’ll talk about using iBeacons in a library setting.
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