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The town of Holywell launches BLE beacon trail app

The town of Holywell launches BLE beacon trail app

Launched in December 2017, 10 beacons across Holywell, Wales, can trigger information about nearby interesting sites. The beacons work with an app available for free on the Google Play or iTunes store. Users can follow a set trail to discover interesting tidbits on...

TAPP Water uses beacons to help save plastic bottles

TAPP Water uses beacons to help save plastic bottles

Thanks to a new Barcelona based start-up called TAPP water, you can now get notifications thanks to a BLE beacon and an app that lets you know when their filters need to be changed based on water consumption. This BLE deployment comes in the second version of their...

Beacons at the Global Citizen Festival

Beacons at the Global Citizen Festival

At the Global Citizen Festival, held on The Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park, the roughly 60,000 attendees had access to the Global Citizen app. Over 7,000 actions were thanks to the app, design and strategy agency L+R and Onyx beacons. 18 beacons were placed in...

2000 Eddystone beacons at railway stations in India

2000 Eddystone beacons at railway stations in India

Google and Wi-Fi Provider Railtel had been using Beaconstac's platform at railway stations all across India. It is one of the world's largest railways, with 71,000 miles of track. When visitors were nearby the beacons at the stations, they would receive a silent...

Beacons at Formigine castle in Italy

Beacons at Formigine castle in Italy

After downloading the Artplace Museum app on either Android or Apple phones and turning Bluetooth on, visitors can check out the castle with a free virtual tour. There is an audio guide available plus different types of content and info about the 1000 years of history...

Turning Ferrara into a smarter city with beacons

Turning Ferrara into a smarter city with beacons

Tourists and locals can now have more digitally interactive visits to a number of sites in the Italian city of Ferrara thanks to a new project using beacons called Ferrara "smart". Using a new app designed by the start-up of Modena Smart-Factory, tourists can see...

A new game for students in Italy with iBeacons

A new game for students in Italy with iBeacons

An innovative application was developed to enrich education at Mirabilandia Park in Ravenna, Italy. An app built for iPads working with iBeacons was presented at a recent conference. It offers a treasure hunt to student groups who each can use an iPad to see the...

Beacons were used at the G20 summit

Beacons were used at the G20 summit

This past summer at the G20 Summit in Hamburg beacons were used for indoor positioning. While the event was not the biggest to use beacons, it was certainly one of the most important. The venue was fairly unknown to the attendees who arrived from all over the world so...

Beacons on buses in Luxembourg

Beacons on buses in Luxembourg

The VdL-app of the capital of Luxemburg has a new feature. Only available currently on the iOS version, it can send app users in the city push notifications when they are waiting for buses. The message will let them know about the buses going in that direction. This...

Port Clinton’s Library is using beacons

Port Clinton’s Library is using beacons

Their new app is available for Apple, Android and Amazon smartphones if you search for "Ida Rupp" in the stores. It replaces an old app with better software and features. Users can have their library card available on their phone, renew items, check library events,...

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