Tag: geofencing

"Dances with iBeacons": Testing Radius Networks RadBeacons

Although I'm not a developer by any stretch of the imagination, I find the concept of iBeacons to be fascinating. The idea of low-power Bluetooth beacons that can coax apps into providing information about something that's near them is very cool, and a while back I wrote about some apps available ...

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MacBeacon and Locate for iBeacon: An inexpensive way for developers to design and test iBeacons

iBeacons are a hot topic and getting hotter. It seems like we're hearing a lot about retailers and others who are chomping at the bit to use the short-range, highly focused location technology for things as varied as in-building directions or targeted advertising. But how are developers able to st...

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Instapaper update introduces automatic background updating

The latest Instapaper update contains a pretty nifty new feature: the ability to update automatically in the background; the app uses geofencing to turn updates on and off. The Instapaper blog describes how the app will download articles whenever you enter a pre-set location, such as your home o...

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Dear Aunt TUAW: Help me create GPS address book locations

Dear Aunt TUAW, I want to set Siri geofenced reminders for my kids' bus stop and a few other locations. The problem is that I live in a rural area, and these places don't have street addresses. What can I do? I want to be able to remind my wife to pick up milk and butter after she's done pickin...

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