iBeacons + Parks + Events = Informed Citizen #iBeaconWebinar

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Great Webinar! Learned more about iBeacon Technology in one hour than I did in 4 hours googling coming home from a conference. Looking for new technology to inform citizens of events at local parks/centers. I may have found it #iBeaconWebinar
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Alan Bradford

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David Helms, Champ

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Alan,

Although not exactly your use case, there may be some interesting ideas here in the work we have done with National Geographic Museum.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/07/11/national-geographic-tries-out-beacons-...

David Helms
CPO Radius Networks
www.radiusnetworks.com
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thewifigeek, Champ

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I'm excited about Beacon technology because there is an opportunity to improve in-shop experiences for customers.  Hopefully driving sales back into stores oppose to online.
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Matthew Gast

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iBeacon can support the integration of online shopping with in-store shopping.  Think of how Amazon suggests products based on what you browse, and suggests products based on what you buy.  An iBeacon app lets a store do the same thing!
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thewifigeek, Champ

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Thats pretty cool. Within NZ, in my humble opinion, it is often cheaper to visit any store to browse product then buy from cheapest store on pricespy.co.nz or US/UK via nzpost.co.nz/youshop. Providing the ability to counter-offer or offer local support/warranty is a winning concept.
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Matthew Gast

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I think I'm glad to be compared favorably to four hours of Google!

It seems like what you want to do is pretty straightforward.  Place iBeacons in parks or other public centers, and use those iBeacons to trigger an app to pull down information on events from a web service.  This should be pretty straightforward, and would help people engage with the parks and realize all of the neat stuff you have going on.  Unlike many other applications we discussed on the webinar, this probably demands somewhat long-range beacons given the size of a typical park.