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4 Reasons Why Apple’s iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

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.... and yet, gadgets talking to other gadgets is only part of the allure. Even more novel is the promise of letting our devices talk to the world around us, whether we’re in a bar, a bookstore, or a ballpark. That’s precisely the future Apple is quietly laying the tracks for with a little-known iOS 7 feature called iBeacon.

Strictly speaking, iBeacon is a protocol that lets developers harness the latest Bluetooth Low Energy technology in their apps, but the term “iBeacon” has quickly been adopted for referring to physical things: the nodes in this new wireless network. Effectively, anything that has the latest version of Bluetooth can function as an iBeacon. In some cases, that can mean a smartphone. Google recently jumped on the Bluetooth LE train, baking it into Android 4.3. Apple has been building it into their devices since the iPhone 4, meaning that every iPhone from the last two years is essentially an iBeacon in itself...

       

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