Surf Labs' LiNK App Uses Beacon Technology for Networking

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 3, 2015
References: surflabs.io & ibeaconsblog
When New York's Surf Labs created the LiNK app, it was built with the intention of "uncrowding spaces" through the use of Bluetooth technology and beacons. The iOS app is connected to LinkedIn, so that when you're in proximity to another LiNK user, networking information can be swapped. Rather than investing time for scoping out prospective contacts online, LiNK brings meaning to LinkedIn connections by highlighting skilled people who may be standing right next to you. The app is designed to foster peer-to-peer connections primarily in locations that have beacons installed on-site.

Although the app's success hinges on both parties having the iOS app downloaded to their phones, this would be an awesome resource for networking at industry events, conferences and other settings that are overloaded with people looking to network.