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Beacon Technologies

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Beacosystem

Authors: Statler, Stephen

  • Discusses the significant standards that a developer will want to conform to
  • The book is primarily directed at those who will architect or implement a Beacon solution
  • Case studies pull the content earlier in the book so that the reader can see how Beacons are implemented
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1889-1
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Softcover 42,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1888-4
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About this book

Learn the key standards—iBeacon, Eddystone, Bluetooth 4.0, and AltBeacon—and how they work with other proximity technologies. Then build your understanding of the proximity framework and how to identify and deploy the best solutions for your own business, institutional, or consulting needs.

Proximity technology—in particular, Bluetooth beacons—is a major source of business opportunity, and this book provides everything you need to know to architect a solution to capitalize on that opportunity.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand the disruptive implications of digital–physical convergence and the new applications it makes possible
  • Review the key standards that solutions developers need to understand to capitalize on the business opportunity of proximity technology
  • Discover the new phenomenon of beacon networks, which will be hugely significant in driving strategic decisions and creating wealth
  • See other technologies in the proximity ecosystem catalyzed by and complementary to Bluetooth beacons, including visual light communication, magnetic resonance, and RFID
  • Examine the Beacosystem framework for analyzing the proximity ecosystem

Who This Book Is For

Solutions architects of all types—venture capitalists, founders, CEOs, strategists, product managers, CTOs, business developers, and programmers

Stephen Statler is a writer, public speaker, and consultant working in the beacon ecosystem. He trains and advises retailers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware, and is a thought leader in the beacosystem community. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm's Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market. He is also the CEO of Cause Based Solutions, creators of Give the Change, democratizing philanthropy, enabling non-profit supporters to donate the change from charity branded debit cards, and developer of The Good Traveler program.

Contributors:

Anke Audenaert, CEO, Favrit

John Coombs, CEO, Rover Labs

Theresa Mary Gordon, Co-Founder, tapGOconnect

Phil Hendrix, Director, immr

Kris Kolodziej, President, IndoorLBS

Patrick Leddy, CEO, Pulsate

Ben Parker, VP Business Development, AccelerateIT

Mario Proietti, CEO, Location Smart

Ray Rotolo, SVP OOH, Gimbal

Kjartan Slette, COO, Unacast

Jarno Vanto, Partner, Borenius Attorneys LLP

David Young, Chief Engineer, Radius Networks

Foreword by Asif Khan, President LBMA


About the authors

Stephen Statler is a writer, public speaker, and consultant working in the beacon ecosystem. He trains and advises retailers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware, and is a thought leader in the beacosystem community. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm's Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market. He is also the CEO of Cause Based Solutions, creators of Give the Change, democratizing philanthropy, enabling non-profit supporters to donate the change from charity branded debit cards, and developer of The Good Traveler program.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 32,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1889-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 42,79 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1888-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beacon Technologies
Book Subtitle
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Beacosystem
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Stephen Statler
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1889-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1889-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1888-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 392
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 193 illustrations in colour
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