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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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