To have this working, the application must be running, right? Or would it hook into Apple notification services? #iBeaconWebinar

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Based on the application example of the sports venue and the "seat upgrade" notification: To get this content, I need to have the application running? Or does it open automatically via apple notification services? Otherwise, we could deliver the same content via a captive portal when people are connecting to Wifi... #iBeaconWebinar
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Carsten Buchenau, Champ

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Carsten,

One the app has been launched once, the app does not have to be running in the foreground to detect beacons and respond. The app can be in the background or even be terminated and the region monitoring services of the OS will launch the app in the background to give it a chance to decide what to do when it receives the beacon detection.

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Ok, thanks David!

That leaves us with a trigger for the initial app installation, but that's fine. Can think of several cases here, e.g. via advertisement through a captive web portal that is used to access the public Wifi network...
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The advantage of an iBeacon over a CWP is that the iBeacon can integrate into the OS, and display native notifications.  You might even have an app that automatically signs into public Wi-Fi on behalf of a known person by using a CWP-type API to do the HTTP call.