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BLE as a Start of Smart Ready Devices


BLE is gaining ground in mobile phones and is supported by iOS5 and later, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8, Android 4.3 and later, as well as the BlackBerry 10. “By 2018, more than 90 percent of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones are expected to be Smart Ready devices,” said Bluetooth SIG, which means it ...

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Apple is Developing Robot for Indoor Maps


Apple is planning a major overhaul of its Maps app in a bid to take on Google. The firm is set to relaunch the app in  iOS 9, according to Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac, and is expected to reveal it at a developers conference in San Francisco next month. ‘Apple now hopes ...

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Barkid; Never Lose Your Child


Sometimes, children may be forgotten in the car, they may run away from the school yard, or they may simply disappear from view when a parent becomes distracted. Although there are many technological solutions to this problem, all of them have major flaws in the aspects of safety, comfort, and ...

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iBeacon in Zoo for Information and Rewards


Public places like retail, airport, and malls are the best target for iBeacon to enlarge their ability. Delivering information and campaign also microlocation can turn any public places become one smart  environment. Zoom Torino Biopark in Cumiana, Italy has deployed iBeacon technology. Visitors will be able to unlock information and ...

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Tillster is Fastening your Fast Food

ibeacon for restaurant

Payment facilitator Tillster provides software and other tools to enable self-ordering and checkout at restaurants. Its list of clients include Burger King, Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Boston Market, Zaxby’s, and McAlister’s Deli. If you’ve ever placed an order through the California Pizza Kitchen mobile app, Tillster enabled that transaction. The company is narrowing ...

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Unacast; Track Your Visitors After Leaving Your Store

Unacast; track your visitors in your store.

Now, sensors in physical stores are helping to make proximity relevant, and startup Unacast is announcing a seed round of $1.6 million so it can become the backend. As soon as the customer leaves [a store or venue with a beacon], he or she becomes invisible, until they resurface in the same location. ...

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