iBeacon is Beckoning – A New way of Interacting on the iOS 7

With Apple’s release of iOS 7 came news of a new feature called iBeacon.

This feature allows phones to pick up bluetooth signals from low powered (BLE) devices. Data from BLE can then be used to tailor in-app functionality. As well as Apple, it looks like other manufacturers such as Nokia are jumping on board with this technology. Could this be the beginning of the end for NFC?

In GV Labs we’re currently playing around with some hardware from RedBearLab to see what fun stuff we can come up with!