iBeacon Technology Updates Retail and Beyond

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 14, 2014
Indoor spaces often block out cell phone signals, but using Bluetooth Smart Beacons and iBeacon technology is one way to get around this issue. Beacons can be inexpensively attached to walls and other interior surfaces and since the systems hardly consume any energy and transmit data via Bluetooth, they're great at facilitating mobile communication indoors and changing the way we interact with ordinary objects.

Beacons are perfect for location-specific applications and its implications are huge. Some creative examples of this kind of technology put to use include payment systems, interactive touring apps, as well as updates to grocery and retail stores that make the shopping experience more interactive and beneficial to a consumer's specific needs.