These iBeacons can be used by the Exact Editions app platform in much the same way as we can use geo-locations. Just as specific geocoordinates can be used to unlock access to Music Week in the vicinity of Abbey Road, so an iBeacon can function as an ‘unlocking device’ for the appropriate apps in its vicinity. The iBeacon can be stuck on the ceiling, or posted on a pillar and the associated apps will be freely available within about 15 metres of the location. Several apps can be attached to the iBeacon, and the allocation can be altered remotely, as and when needed. Promotion using a geolocation and using an iBeacon are broadly parallel, but they meet different use cases, and the delivery of ByPlace™ functionality through iBeacons has particular attractions for venues and private spaces. In particular the use of iBeacons give publishers the opportunity to sell subscriptions targeting a cafe, a hotel, an airline or a first class lounge.
Now this might be interesting to try on campus!
Here’s what I will say … I have seen and even tried to use the Dell Latitude 10. My personal experience was miserable, but since I am an Apple and iOS user no Windows device ever feels right to me. Two things that immediately hit me upon trying to use the thing … I’ll relay them in reverse order. There is a little switch on the back that feels like it should pop open a little stand like on the Microsoft tablet — yeah, it doesn’t. Sliding it causes the battery to fall onto the floor and turns the tablet off. The second is actually what I noticed first. The box these things come in is honestly as big as a box a PC would have shown up in 10 years ago. I am not kidding … and then you open this thing and inside is all this crap and an iPad sized tablet. It is comical. Below is an actual photo of said delivery box.Dell commissioned Principled Technologies to put together a whitepaper on the cost of enterprise deployment for iPads vs. Dell’s Latitude 10 tablet running Windows 8. Spoiler: There is little that is Principled about Principled Technologies’ tablet whitepaper.
It sure would be nice to also be able to upload other files types, like PDF, Pages, and Word documents. Apple doesn’t give us access to a device’s file system, so don’t expect this kind of functionally any time soon. We’re lucky they let us upload photo and video files…
Just this feature in iOS 6 is a huge move forward. I am confused as to why we can’t pick other file types — at least a PDF to push via the browser.
Bridge Call Dialer is designed for the corporate employee, who needs to repeatedly join conferences call. The goal of this app is to handle the case where the user dials into many different calls, making saving and naming a specific sequence, not practical. It is not a phone book for conference codes (a reoccurring meeting can be easily handled by saving the number into the Contacts App), rather it simplify the construction of the required sequence for a specific conference call.
I use my iPhone for nearly all my conference calls as well. The pain is calling in with it. This may be the solution.
This is definitely a simple, must-have app for anyone still living on campus or using a meal plan. It’s like the one valuable aspect of the now defunct OneSchool app, except it doesn’t suck.
A review of the new Dining at Penn State iOS app from Onward State.