Samsung and the Physical Web Get CloseBy

Samsung CloseBy

Samsung has announced support for Physical Web URL detection in its Samsung Internet browser – the default for Samsung devices. Called CloseBy, the support¬†allows users to activate an extension to their browser which will then deliver a notification when they’re “close by” to a Physical Web beacon.¬†Tapping on the notice, the user is taken to […]

Google Eddystone Jumps into the Browser on iOS

Your browser will now connect to ‘cookies’ in the physical world – beacons, which can now broadcast a Web URL as part of Google’s new Eddystone protocol. And Google is planting its flag on iOS devices first. By launching beacon support within Chrome, Google is effectively bypassing the gatekeepers at Apple and providing support for […]

Kontakt Cloud Beacon: Shipping Goodness

Kontakt.io is finally shipping its Cloud Beacon developer kits – and the little units pack a powerful punch. Their Cloud Beacon is one of a suite of emerging technologies that support large-scale beacon deployments. They help overcome issues with security, monitoring, management and quality assurance and bring proximity technology to an industrial-scale/enterprise-grade level which may […]

iBeacon in the Enterprise

iBeacon will play a role in the office of the future. The role of mobile in the enterprise has undergone a sea change in the past year or two. With companies increasingly abandoning hope that they can prevent the “bring your own device” (BYOD) tidal wave, employees are demanding consumer-level quality in enterprise app experiences. […]