If you thought that the Minority Report depiction of how things should be sold to you was annoying, times are gearing towards it. We’ve seen how Apple is testing iBeacons in Baseball and Basketball stadiums, and even though its purpose to give you an enhanced experience of the game is quite cool, we all know there will be ads all over the place as well. Sadly, or luckily depending on how you view this, the vision doesn’t stop there, and the next frontier is retail.
At the moment it’s official that Walmart, Walgreens, and Duane Reade are all testing iBeacons [...]
So far, the need for Apple’s new iBeacon technology has been debatable. Surely it’s cool for your phone to give you an enhanced experience of any Baseball game when you take a seat, but that can get annoying when unwanted ads kick-in. We’ve seen Apple expand the technology to retail stores and other services, but probably the most genius use for the technology, is in helping you track something that’s valuable.
A company called Tzukuri is planning to launch a crowd funding project to build sunglasses that include iBeacon technology to help you track them. [...]
Apple’s launch of iBeacon has come with a little skepticism from the market. We’ve seen the company launch the service at certain MLB Stadiums across the United States, with some dubbing it as a cool feature, and others annoyed at the fact that they just want to go watch the game. Still, the project is still a work in progress, and it’s soon about to expand into new usage scenarios.
On one hand we’ve just learned that Apple is ready to deploy the service in NBA arenas. The Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team to adopt this recently as a trial, [...]
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Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Best Buy’s insane price-drop of 50% off the Samsung Galaxy Gear, aside from other AT&T’s deals. We then talk about the new iBeacon deployment at two MLB stadiums for a game in March. Apple and Samsung follow the news as both company’s CEOs met last week to discuss patents. Then we talk about Samsung and its new patent that plans to bring signature unlocks on the Galaxy Note line-up. We end today’s show talking about Microsoft Office for [...]
For the last couple of weeks we’ve been hearing rumors of Major League Baseball installing iBeacons on as many as 20 Baseball parks in the US. This initiative will allow iPhone users to receive location-specific alerts within ballparks via the existing “At The Ballpark“ app. We still don’t have any specifics as to what type of alerts you’ll get during the game, but it seems we’ll know very soon.
News has it that iBeacons are ready for the first game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres on March 30th:
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Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Asus PadFone Mini launch, and why you shouldn’t really care about it. We then talk bout CyanogenMod 11.0 M1, and what this means for the current Nexus line-up. Oppo is next as their future Find 7 plans to be the first smartphone to run the Snapdragon 805 processor, aside from a great display. Then we talk about Samsung’s plans to bring us a 1080p Windows Phone early next year, even if Samsung Windows Phones have never been hot. We end today’s show talking about Apple’s iBeacon service for Apple [...]