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SmartBeacon in Envoyé Spécial on localization and ibeacon (French national TV)

Filmed in November 2014, this video show how marketing threw iBeacon technology can value both customer and retails.

The video is showing our v2 beacons. In the meantime, we have released a newer version.

2015 is going to be a great year for SmartBeacon 😉

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L’univers de Léo launches its new app

iBeacon technology is spreading in France.

L’Univers de Léo, with its 20+ locations in Paris, has started deploying the iBeacon technology while launching it’s brand new app.

Since Octobre 2014, the new app is available on the Apple store, and Google play will follow soon. Customers can now follow new products arrival and get exclusive coupons while in store.

Three store have so far been testing the technology :

Group CEO, Mr. Alex MAHFOUZ, asked SmartBeacon, expert in this particular technology, for this setup. After few weeks testing, he explains : “I have always wanted to welcome my customers the best possible way. With the new app, they can now be notified when they are close to a store and exclusively get coupons. Further more, I have now access to anonymous stats! This would have been impossible few years back unless spending thousands of euros in a setup.”

This is only the beginning. A retail revolution is on its way !

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SmartBeacon v3 is here!

We just release the 3rd version of our SmartBeacon.

Whats new ?

– Thick Soft silicon design (shock proof)

– On / Off button accessible from the casing

– LED indicator

– Removable battery without any tools

– Only 20 mm thickness

Get your set!

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SmartBeacon new casing
SmartBeacon 2

While summer is usually the time for people to get in shape, we thought our SmartBeacons should do the same.

We have reduced the size of the casing, from 24mm to 14mm height, which is nearly 45% less.

All shipment now contains this new beacon.

 

 

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New Android SDK v1.2

We have just released a new version of SmartBeacon’s SDK for Android.
The new features are the following :

  1. Platform support : You can now use your SmartBeacon user account (using your api key) to track your users usage
  2. New listeners added (for platform use): SBPlatformListener and SBPlatformActivityListener
  3. Fix multiple dex files bug (android.support.v4)
  4. Javadocs updated

Let us know what you think 🙂

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iBeacon Hackaton
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Our presence in the iBeacon scene have led us to participate in great events. We proudly partnered the first iBeacon hackaton ever in San Francisco (USA) then the first european hackaton in London (UK).

BeMyApp managed to gather all the main iBeacon actors in the market, along with hundred of developers.

Being partners and mentors of the events, we have brought loads of SmartBeacons and our SDK so that the attendants could create the best possible app.

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New packaging

For a few weeks now, we are sending our SmartBeacons in a new packaging, certified FSC and European Ecolabel.

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It can be fully customized and branded (upon quantity).

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iBeacon and PhoneGap

Few of our customers asked us about putting together an app using SmartBeacons with PhoneGap.

We were thrilled to discover that a developer created a PhoneGap layer on top of our SmartBeacon SDK :

https://github.com/rodrigue-h/smartbeacon-ios-phonegap

Credits to Rodrigue from kwixer.com

 

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iOS 7.1 improves iBeacon technology

With this new release of iOS, Apple takes iBeacon to the next level :

iBeacon compatible Apps now works even when the app is closed. This update seems small, but the impact for the user experience is totally different.

At SmartBeacon, we often had the issue raised by our customer during our demos.

Now Apple has fixed it and we couldn’t be happier about it 😉

Source beekn.net

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Live from San Francisco

The first iBeacon hackaton ever is organized by BeMyApp in San Francisco.
As an iBeacon start-up, we have been contacted by BeMyApp to partner the event and provide 20 SmartBeacons and tech support, along side with most of the leading Beacon hardware manufacturers in the world !

150 people gathered at Geekdom in SF during 3 days.

We had some great feedback about our beacons and we will share some with you soon.

Check out our facebook page and some of the BeMyApp blog post !

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