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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 Technology in Museums

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Bringing content into the here-and-now is an ideal place for iBeacon technology, especially where that content is of high quality and immediate relevance. When you have an abundance of curated information, such as in museums, we believe this opens up a great deal of potential. But that potential comes with a set of intriguing questions, however: Where are the best locations to place iBeacon devices? How do different room layouts impact Bluetooth signals? How granular should iBeacon coverage be? How much information do you try and show on a mobile…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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