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 😉
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 :
- Centre Georges Pompidou store
- centre commercial QUARTZ store
- And the recent centre commercial BEAUGRENELLE
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 !
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
We have just released a new version of SmartBeacon’s SDK for Android.
The new features are the following :
- Platform support : You can now use your SmartBeacon user account (using your api key) to track your users usage
- New listeners added (for platform use): SBPlatformListener and SBPlatformActivityListener
- Fix multiple dex files bug (android.support.v4)
- Javadocs updated
Let us know what you think 🙂
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.
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 :
Credits to Rodrigue from kwixer.com
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 😉
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.