iBeacons and Passbook: the real augmented reality by Matt Klosterman at Snow*Mobile 2014



iBeacons and Passbook: the real augmented reality

Mobile devices are on a collision course with everyday life. This intersection won’t happen with devices held in front of the face with overlays over live pictures. Instead it will be much more subtle and more gradual. Learn more about the foundation that is being laid for this reality in recent iOS releases, how to take advantage of it and what it means for you if your focus is on a platform other than iOS.

About Matt Klosterman

Matt Klosterman is an independent iOS developer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Matt got his first taste of mobile development in 2004 on a groundbreaking project that allowed storm chasers to send real-time severe weather pictures and video to a television broadcast.

Since then, Matt has been focused on working on projects that use mobile devices to make a serious impact in the lives of their users. Recently Matt has been the technical lead on a large iOS app that was featured as a day-one implementation of Passbook in 2012 and as one of the “Best New Apps” that accompanied the release of iOS 7 in 2013.

iBeacon with Passbook Demonstration



Buy GemTot Beacons (Eddystone, iBeacon, AltBeacon support) https://passkit.com/gemtot-beacons-eddystone-ibeacon-altbeacon/

This video http://youtu.be/60pecFLs6b4 provides step by step instructions for how to use the GemTot SDK App. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gemtot-sdk/id967907684?mt=8

At the end of the demo, the audience will be able to:
1. Describe the main benefits of iBeacon technology.
2. Understand why the distance measured is not precise.
3. Articulate how differentiated proximity services can be delivered using iBeacon ranges.
4. Identify opportunities to use Passbook passes and iBeacon technology to drive traffic and loyalty.

Businesses use PassKit to integrate technologies like Apple’s iBeacon and Wallet, to create unique and remarkable experiences for their customers today.

PassKit connects the physical world to the digital world by enabling information, experiences or tokens of value that are relevant to a person’s location, preferences and/or behaviours to be pushed to the smartphone.  Businesses use PassKit to integrate technologies like Apple’s iBeacon and Passbook, to create unique and remarkable experiences for their customers today.

As smartphone and micro-location technology continue to evolve, PassKit remains on the cutting edge, ensuring these innovations are instantly accessible to everyone. Founded in June 2012 and headquartered in Hong Kong, PassKit is already being used by thousands of pioneering companies worldwide.

For more information visit https://passkit.com/
Download the app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gemtot-sdk/id967907684?mt=8