The history of Leicester Castle is being explained through a new phone app. Visitors to the castle can use their own smartphones or tablets to unlock information about the historic site – parts of which date back to the 11th Century. Part of a project called ‘Leicester Castle Tells its Story’, the app uses iBeacon devices to help visitors uncover facts related to key locations around the castle, including its time as a royal fortress for Richard III and famous trails as a law court. The app has been created…read more
Here’s a short video showing the Beaumaris App in action. An interesting, real-world iBeacon case study for any town thinking of implementing iBeacon technology for trade and/or tourism.
iBeacon brings shops, attractions & businesses together to provide a new travel experience Beaumaris Beacons is a new iPhone and iPad app that uses iBeacon technology to give visitors an interactive and immersive experience of a historical seaside town in North Wales. As they walk around, visitors using the app will see its contents change automatically depending on their exact location. It does this by picking up signals from individual beacons that have been placed in shops, restaurants, B&Bs and other organisations throughout the town. Visitors can download the free…read more