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Often the "beacons" concept is associated with a retail industry. Our imagination immediately starts to draw shopping malls, customers with smartphones and pop-up push notifications of discounts. But the potential of using iBeacon technology is much wider than it seems, at first sight. Due to the flexibility of the settings and the ease of integration with other systems, beacons can be used in the most unusual places. In this article, we collected the most extraordinary cases among the famous brands, where beacons were used.
There are so many articles dedicated to indoor navigation and its benefits for different industries. But often people don't even know where to start. This article will help everyone to understand how to develop an app with indoor navigation, install iBeacons and set up parameters of configuration. Let’s make a tour on how to do it using tools like Navigine Platform.
The problem that indoor navigation solves is quite obvious and important. Nevertheless, at the moment there is only limited number of cases with implementation of indoor navigation into mass or corporate sector.
Foreign airports and train stations can often be confusing places to find your way around. Google has launched an interactive map featuring Street Views of over 65 mass-transit hubs. The map features some locations you may have already explored, like Emirates' A380 or London's Gatwick Airport, alongside some new sites across Europe, South America, and Asia. Google Indoor Street View makes use of thousands of stitched images, which together create a panoramic map of the inside of the terminal. Passengers can use these images to plan their journey through the facility.