Building a Mobile Location Aware System with Beacons

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

What if instead of a broad location, you could have pinpoint location awareness of someone in a physical space. How could this change everything about how we interact with the physical world? In this session we will be exploring Beacon technology, which enables this, the underlying Bluetooth Smart standard, and how we can use these systems to change everything from shopping, to accessibility for the disabled, all built on top of a mobile device.

Description

What if instead of a broad location, you could have pinpoint location awareness of someone in a physical space. How could this change everything about how we interact with the physical world?

Building upon the Bluetooth Smart standard, beacons and beacon technology is being deployed to be able to provide true, accurate discoverability of people as they move about in a physical space, all building around something you carry day in and day out, your phone. This technology is being used to revolutionize shopping, accessibility for the disabled, and is changing how we interact with the physical world.

Throughout this session we will cover a number of fields of this emerging hardware market:

  • How beacons work and how they are deployed, focusing on a few major beacon types.
  • Ways that beacon technology is changing many different industries.
  • How to solve problems of deploying beacons at scale.
  • Building your own beacon using common open source hardware.

Tags

beacons, mobile, hardware, bluetooth smart, location awareness, android

Speaking experience

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Speaker

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    Jonathan LeBlanc

    Braintree + PayPal

    Biography

    Jonathan LeBlanc is an Emmy award winning software engineer, author of the O‚ÄôReilly book “Programming Social Applications”, and the Head of Global Developer Advocacy for Braintree and PayPal.

    Specializing in identity, auth and security, hardware to web interconnectivity, and data mining techniques, as well as open source initiatives around social engagement, Jonathan works on the development of emerging initiatives towards building a more user-centric web.