How beacons work with WeChat

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How do beacons work with WeChat Shake [Video] WeChat global usage With an astounding 700 million WeChat users globally, as well as an increasing adoption and use of mobile wallet technology, it’s time to dig a bit more into the features and functionalities that can be performed through the app owned by the Chinese company […]

GemTot Beacons Now Support the AltBeacon Specification

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We’re proud to announce that GemTot USB Beacons now fully support both the iBeacon and AltBeacon specification. This means that a single GemTot beacon is able to simultaneously broadcast iBeacon and AltBeacon signals! What is AltBeacon? The AltBeacon specification, developed by Radius Networks, defines the format of the advertisement message that Bluetooth Low Energy proximity […]

What is iBeacon Technology: An Animated Production

iBeacon technology can be difficult to understand at first. To make learning about it fun and easy, we’ve put together this animated video to sum up iBeacon and show a practical example of implementation. It also highlights important points such as hardware required and offline-online-offline interaction with a mobile wallet (using something like Apple Pay or […]

iBeacon 101 Infographic

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Whether you are thinking about using iBeacon in business, want to learn more about iBeacon, or have never heard of iBeacon, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together this illustrative iBeacon Infographic that makes it easy for you to understand what iBeacon is and how it can be used in business. Feel free […]

Improved Support for iBeacon on iOS 7 and Android

Great news! Apple has released the 7.1.2 software update for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. This update contains various bug fixes and security updates including: Improved iBeacon connectivity and stability. Fixed a bug with data transfer for some third party accessories, including barcode scanners. Corrected an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments. So […]

WWDC 2014 Update

What a busy week it’s been at WWDC! With Apple’s debut of iOS8 and Yosemite, we’d like to update you with what’s most relevant for you: Indoor Mapping Indoor mapping is now available, offering precise location mapping. When combined with iBeacon technology this delivers even more relevant experiences to visitors and customers. Location Services Location […]

5 Things You Need to Know about HomeKit

One of the most significant announcements made by Apple at last week’s WWDC was the introduction of HomeKit, the new software framework available on iOS 8. It will essentially allow users to control multiple devices such as plugs, locks, and lights within their home. Although much of the detail is yet to be announced, HomeKit […]

iBeacon with Passbook Demo App

This iBeacon and Passbook Demo video provides step-by-step instructions for how to use the GemTot iBeacon Demo App. It is for use by PassKit Partners. At the end of the demo, the audience will be able to: Describe the main benefits of iBeacon technology. Understand why the distance measured is not precise. Articulate how differentiated […]

Enhance your Content Marketing Strategy with iBeacon

By now, we all know that publishing high quality content is king to acquiring more customers and driving more people to your company’s store or website. And yes, there are supposedly optimal times to post updates and information on social media in order to capture the attention of customers at an opportune time. But what […]

3 Things to Consider When Buying iBeacon Hardware

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iBeacon has been a hot topic lately and everyone is rushing to get their hands on their own set of beacons. We are so pleased to see many businesses, institutions, and agencies integrate iBeacon technology and deliver extraordinary customer experiences. But before your business decides on making bulk purchases of beacon hardware, there are a […]