iBeacons

Pop-Up Store within Hudson’s Bay in Toronto First to Launch iBeacons in Canada

Apple’s iBeacons technology has been implemented inside a pop-up store in Toronto, one of the first implementations of the technology in Canada. MobileSyrup’s Daniel Bader went hands-on with vintage luxury retailer LXR & Co’s setup at the Hudson’s Bay location at Yonge and Queen, and explains below how it works: When a customer walks into...

Launch Center Pro Update Brings iBeacons Support, IFTTT and More

Launch Center Pro, the popular iOS app that uses a grid-based interface for quick access to your most-used apps and actions, has received a significant update today, adding support for iBeacons and geofences, GIF sharing from Giphy, barcode/QR scanning, a channel on IFTTT and much more.  With Launch Center Pro 2.3, users can easily create an action that makes use...

Germany Could be a Tough Market to Penetrate for Apple’s iBeacon

Germany, a country especially sensitive to privacy rights, is turning out to be a tough market for Apple’s iBeacon technology, that relies on wireless close-range communication to sense nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as smartphones carried by shoppers in a retail store. According to The Wall Street Journal, Germans are increasingly looking more to European vendors than their...

MLB Uses iBeacon Technology to Engage Fans in San Diego and Los Angeles

Since the introduction of iBeacon, the technology has seen a handful of successful implementations. Today, Major League Baseball will roll out its iBeacon installation at two ballparks, according to Re/code. The installation of 65 iBeacons at Dodger Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego’s Petco Park, home of the Padres, will be...

Apple Patent Details Secure iWallet Payment Methods

We have seen several iWallet patents so far, but most of them have detailed use case scenarios rather than a digital system ready to be launched using the existing mobile hardware. Apple's patent for a "Method to send payment data through various air interfaces without compromising user data" sheds light on how the company could...

CES 2014 ‘Scavenger Hunt’ Built Using Apple’s iBeacons Technology

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has announced the first promotional iBeacon-based scavenger hunt, with the winners being rewarded with prizes that include fitness bands, tablets, and much more. Participants can download the CES Mobile App for iOS (and Android as well), explore all areas of the show, and collect badges for each iBeacon they encounter....

iBeacon Technology Used to Unlock Location-based Digital Magazine Content for iPhones, iPads

[caption id="attachment_107596" align="aligncenter" width="466"] An iBeacon next to a cup of tea [Image courtesy of Exact Editions][/caption] London-based digital publishing company Exact Editions has started using Apple's iBeacon to sell subscriptions to magazines with a niche audience, reports TechCrunch. The startup has built a program called ByPlace, launched earlier this year, which combined with iBeacons...