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iBeacon (BLE) Apps and Solutions

Enhance your store experience with BLE apps

Proximity, Geo-Fencing, iBeacon or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beaconsare small low-cost hardware modules which can be placed around a physical space such as an event, exhibition, store or arena. Using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE or ‘Bluetooth Smart’) they constantly transmit a tiny unique signal which, when identified by an enabled device, can trigger notifications or updates in a dedicated app when the device enters within range.

Mobile apps have become an essential investment for competitive businesses, and proximity beacon technology allows enhanced location-based functionality to provide the next level of personalisation and user experience.

Examples of how this technology could be harnessed:

  • to provide customers with specific offers to them on entering a store;
  • to provide customers with information on a specific product when within a few feet of it in a showroom;
  • to help guide visitors or patients to a ward in a hospital, dependent on the location of the beacons;
  • to allow fans who have pre-paid for tickets quick entry to a concert by recognising they are at the venue;
  • to deliver information on an art installation when the visitor is beside it;
  • to give audio descriptions to tourists at specific locations around a city.

iBeacon (BLE) Apps and Solutions

iOS smartphones are already capable of interacting with iBeacons as they have the Bluetooth 4.0 required to run BLE. The vast majority of new smartphones, of any type, also feature this functionality. With no Wi-Fi, GPS or network reception required for the interaction between beacon and smartphone, iBeacon apps are the perfect solution for one-to-one user interaction.

With many years of experience in mobile technology and app development, Restgate is able to offer iBeacon hardware and software solutions utilising our in-house mobile development skills.

Leading businesses are taking advantage of this revolutionary technology, which has a wide range of real-world applications to improve customer experience, streamline processes, and offer Augmented Reality. Uses include:

  • Operations – track vehicles and stock, compile checklists, transfer documentation, enhance business practices.
  • Information – provide location-based information or navigation for museums, tours, libraries, and other large indoor or outdoor locations.
  • Leisure – orienteering, team-building exercises, treasure hunts!
  • Retail – mobile payments, discount notifications instore, up-to-date offers and stock.

If this sounds like something you feel your business could benefit from, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal discussion and free cost estimate.

We offer integrated iBeacon app development for:

  • Apple iOS 7.0+ 
  • Google Android 4.3+ 
  • Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9+ (eg. MacBook Air)
  • Sadly, Windows Mobile does not yet offer iBeacon compatibility.

Find out how we can help with your integrated iBeacon app development 

You can get in contact with our London or Exeter based teams online at any time or call us. We’re happy to have an informal chat or provide detailed proposals for all types of app development.



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