CliqTags Store now provides a start kit, to get you started with your experiments and showcases. After you’ve placed your order we will create a CliqTags account with the contact information you provided, and create one site with example content per beacon, so that you get a head start with using CliqTags.
As you might know, Bluetooth Low Energy (or Smart) is the core technology used for iBeacon and Eddystone, so it’s critical that as many phones as possible support BLE, for a broad deployment. If a phone says it supports Bluetooth 4.0, it supports both traditional Bluetooth and BLE. The Bluetooth SIG keeps a list of Read more about Phones that support beacons[…]
Check out our new store offering iBeacon-compatible beacons. Other products are considered for the future, complementing CliqTags. Beacons are pre-tested, pre-configured and pre-activated for the simplest possible deployment. Currently orders are delivered to Sweden, Norway and Denmark, but let us know if you want items shipped elsewhere.
Update: Goggles no longer exists. See How do I read QR Codes? for alternatives. QR Codes should have been implemented this way in all phones, but sadly isn’t. Motorola Updates Camera And Gallery Apps, Now Allows QR Code Scanning And Saving Albums to MicroSD Scanning QR codes is a new feature among the Motorola updates If Read more about Motorola integrates QR Codes[…]
A great scenario for beacons: The daily commute, where there’s ample time to get informed about offerings, events, news etc, based on where the bus or train is heading. Beacons installed on 500 London buses by Exterion Media Instead of filling the free surfaces with ads, they show up in the phone instead, making it Read more about Beacons on the bus[…]
There’s a lot of buzz about Eddystone and you can already use Eddystone beacons with CliqTags, provided you use Eddystone-URL (supported by Chrome). We are looking at adding Eddystone-UID (similar to iBeacon) and Eddystone-TLM (beacon status) to Beacon Reader. More about this later. More information about Eddystone from Google
Now you can set a site-specific icon, that will show up in the browser when you go to the site, and also when you save a bookmark. The setting is done in Site Edit / Metadata:
This provides an example of how beacons can be used to tie information to objects without any need for the user to do anything manually. Well, they probably had to start the exhibition app, but apart from that, just walk around and get information about the objects via their phones. http://telegraf.by/2015/08/297502-belorusi-pervimi-privezli-v-kiev-unikalnuyu-tehnologiyu-ibeacon (Translate if needed) CliqTags Read more about Beacons for art’s sake[…]