Friday, April 4, 2014

Big iBeacon Developments in Q1 2014

A lot continues to development with iBeacon local positioning tech since my iBeacon articles in November and January.  Here are the highlights:
  • Apple may be considering iBeacon for use in mobile payments.
  • More retailers rolling out iBeacon trials.
  • More rumors of Apple developing mobile payment tech.
  • Starwood Hotels pilots using smartphones to unlock rooms.
  • iBeacon transmitter inside your car.
  • Major League Baseball rolling out 1,000s of iBeacons.
  • Apple is now certifying iBeacon transmitters.
  • Home Automation begins to see use of iBeacons.
  • NBA Team implements iBeacon.