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New Locly Platform Release: More Great Features for iBeacon!

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The Locly development team have been very busy working flat out to make creating and sharing great content using iBeacon even easier. So whether you want to automatically play background audio when nearby a beacon, or set up groups for private content editing and sharing via beacons, there’s lots of new features for you to explore with the latest version of Locly online and Locly app. Here are just a few of them:

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15 Ways to Use Beacons in 2015

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2014 was the year that everyone got really excited about beacon technology and there’s no doubt that 2015 will be the year it becomes mainstream. There are thousands and thousands of potential applications for the technology, many of which have already been successfully implemented over the last 12 months: see Regents Street, Kew Gardens, National Slate Museum, Macy’s, House of Fraser, Sofaworks to name just a few. As we begin what will be a very exciting year we’ve put together a quick of 15 ways beacons can be used across…read more

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Locly talks to BBC about the ‘Internet of Things’ for out-of-town locations

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Locly Co-founder Rhys Jones joined an interesting discussion with the BBC today about a new project that plans to connect farm animals, and other country things, to the each other and the wider internet. The project is being carried out by scientists at Lancaster University  in collaboration with Bangor University over the next 18 months, and will be looking into problems ranging from flooding and agricultural pollution to animal movement and drought, with technology potentially providing crucial data. Project lead Professor Gordon Blair said that Internet of Things technology could…read more

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Locly Beacon Publishing Platform: ‘WordPress for the Real World’

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60 Beacons at one of the World’s Largest Cultural Festivals We’re delighted to talk about our latest and very exciting iBeacon project that’s launching today. Over the past few weeks we’ve been working with the National Eisteddfod in Wales, one of the world’s largest cultural festivals, to develop a bilingual iPhone and iPad app for visitors to the event. For the app, Apple’s iBeacon technology has been used to deliver location-based news and information to the event’s 160,000 visitors over next week. Around 60 beacons have been placed around the…read more

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World’s First Beacon Coffee Machine at the London Beacon Hackathon

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As part of the excellent Beacon hackathon that’s been underway in London, we though it would be good to show an example of how Beacons can influence their surroundings – and what better way than to have a Beacon controlled coffee machine. How great would it be if a coffee machine could remember what your favourite way to make coffee is, and vend this type each time just by placing the cup under the dispenser? If you’re carrying a beacon, or using an app on your phone, then the coffee…read more

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iBeacon London Hackathon – what will you create?

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Steve’s quote highlights perfectly the huge potential that iBeacon technology presents. At Locly we’re passionate about getting iBeacon tools into the hands of those that want to create, and we’re exited to be part of the first ever beacon hackathon in London later this month. We’ll be bringing along some of our iBeacon hardware and giving access to our platform for those who wish to develop quickly for beacons using Javascript and HTML. We can’t wait to get stuck in and see what great ideas we can all come up…read more

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iBeacon technology – a game changer

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The team at Locly has been fascinated with the potential of iBeacon technology ever since Apple’s subtle announcement at WWDC 2013 last year. With our background in digital content publishing (www.bookry.com) we’ve since been working on a platform to allow content to be created and associated with beacons – an association that should be live and adaptive, allowing the right content to be at the right place and for the right audience. We also wanted to democratise the creation of beacon content, so that anyone can make use of the…read more

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