The Beacon app is a new way for people attending conferences to schedule meetups with friends and meet new people. The app was specifically designed for WWDC 2017, Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Users of the Beacon app log in via Twitter and can post events, such as a quick coffee or lunch. Posts are private in that they can only be seen by people who follow one another on Twitter. However, there is an option to make posts public.
Despite being built for WWDC there seems to be potential for the Beacon app to have other uses., such as arranging hangouts with friends at music festivals or sporting events. The Beacon app could also be used during a lazy Sunday to find something to do. The app is available now as a free download for iOS.
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