“Sometimes the biggest changes in technology have the smallest beginnings,”Alex Hern reports for The Guardian. “In the summer of 2013, Apple announced iBeacon, a nerdy-sounding feature of its new operating system that would ‘provide apps a whole new level of location awareness.'”
“It’s taken a few months to appear in the real world, but from CES to grocery stores – and, of course, Apple’s shops themselves – iBeacon now seems to be popping up everywhere,” Hern reports. “It’s a new technology developed by Apple, built into its operating systems and devices since 2013, and it may ‘change the world forever,’ according to The Washington Post.”
Hern reports, “While Apple’s iOS 7 has the required abilities to do this built into the operating system, any Android phone with Bluetooth and Android 4.3 or above can pick up the same signals, and it’s on the app developers to make the most of them.”
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