3 billion push-notifications later

Push notifications are a common mechanism for a team/league/venue mobile app to call a user's attention to a piece of information, or to notify a user of an event or occurrence immediately. While push notifications are essentially asynchronous (i.e., they are not triggered by the user's actions, they can occur at any time, and they can interrupt what the … Continue reading 3 billion push-notifications later

Got beacon? Proximity-awareness meets sports

iBeacon was announced by Apple in 2013, as a part of iOS7, as a indoor-positioning system based on Bluetooth Low-Energy devices. The underlying intent was to reduce showrooming (shoppers going into stores to sample a product, but choosing to buy the product online instead of in-store), to increase foot traffic to stores, and to provide a compelling … Continue reading Got beacon? Proximity-awareness meets sports