iBeacons: Going Beyond the Buzzword

Judit KleinPart of DW15

On a technology level, iBeacons are little more than a bluetooth low energy device and an extension of the CoreLocation framework. They’re an easy, low power way to implement fine grain region monitoring. This session will look at some practical examples of iOS apps that use beacons, tips for getting more accurate results, and how you can use them in contexts beyond retail.

Judit is qualified Creative Technologist based in New Zealand, currently working as a freelance writer of code and pusher of pixels at Cactuslab in Auckland. She’s been developing for iOS since she first attended /dev/world in 2010 and in her spare time works on research and development of apps for collaboration and education technology.