With launch of iOS 7.0 Apple unveiled iBeacons. They are small range positioning systems based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). This article thingy here, is to highlight the uses and increase its popularity (much deserved) among the consumers and developers alike.
With development of BLE i.e. Bluetooth 4.0 , battery usage has been significantly decreased (they claim it will last to 5-10 times as compared to Bluetooth 3.0). And Apple’s iBeacon is built upon the very same advantage.
iBeacon enables us to transmit and receive location of nearby (~50 meters) iBeacons (any device with Bluetooth 4.0 can be a iBeacon and yes, that includes Android devices also) which we can use to send Push Notifications. The reason I am drum-rolling here about the arrival of iBeacon is its capability to enhance user’s life multi-dimensionally.