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Understanding iBeacon Technology

iBeacon or Beacon as its sometimes known as, is a technology that allows mobile App users to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world. The iBeacon technology allows mobile Apps to deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on a location. This technology makes use of Bluetooth low energy.

Bluetooth Low Technology

This is technology that is used for transmitting data over short distances. From its name, this technology consumes very low energy. According to the creators of the App, the Bluetooth low technology can last up to 3 years on a single coin cell battery.

When it comes to cost, the technology is 60-80% cheaper than traditional Bluetooth.

Bluetooth low energy is ideal for simple applications that require small periodic transfers of data. Classic Bluetooth is the most preferred type of Bluetooth.

How iBeacon Works

As mentioned, the beacons installed in your phone listen to transmitted signals and respond accordingly when the phone comes into range. For example, if you pass a beacon in a shop, the retailer’s shop will display a special offer alert for you. If you visit a museum, the museum’s app will provide you with special information about the closest display.

iBeacon is a big deal as it allows brands, apps, and retailers to understand where the customers are in the brick and mortar environment. Since the involved parties know where the customers are, they are able to send valuable messages and advertisements in the customer’s phone.

How The Technology Differs From Other Technologies

There are a number of ways in which iBeacon differs from other location-based technologies. One of the differences is that iBeacon is a one way transmitter to the receiving device. You also must have installed the iBeacons app in your device for you to interact with the beacons.

Points To Note

Although, the iBeacon technology is designed to pass advertisements, the adverts won’t be a bother to you as the technology doesn’t send useless messages. Also, the technology won’t deliver notifications until a given threshold is attained.

If you are receiving a lot of notifications, you can stop them by changing the permissions. You can also stop the notifications by switching off Bluetooth or by uninstalling the iBeacon app.

The Growing Importance of Technology in Our Modern Lives

As it is always stated, that technology has made living much more comfortable in the present scenario; instead technology has a vital role in shaping the world to make it comfortable for us human beings. It is not just a phenomenon of today but it has been a persistent phenomenon since the world exists. Technology with its consistency has not just comforted people during their daily routine but has also shaped up people’s life for their betterment. The working time of people has lessened because of the advent of technology, as in ancient times people used to work for hours and the output was less but these days people can sit back and let the machine do the same amount of work within minutes.

It has not just made people comfortable but has also made their life simpler to live. Being diverse in nature it has brought employment to ‘n’ number of people. Youth these days brainstorm their mind to think about an innovative technology which would be highly acceptable in this world, then they use their manpower to give a shape to their innovation, which is actually contributing a lot for the world. As new technologies are being developed which will increase the economy of the country?

The modern technology is not just growing but has amazed the people with the things it can do in just a fraction of seconds. Developers have developed computer which can understand the human emotions, and can exactly judge word to word what a person is thinking about, which in today’s world is a remarkable achievement. Such technologies are infinite in number which has left the human beings in embezzlement. The technology is updated everyday, which makes it very difficult to cope up with the latest versions. The aspiration of the growing developers should be to do things differently, not the same things, which have been done in the past but differ a bit.

Technology has its downsides too, which should not be left out, It is making the people much more dependent by spoon feeding everything and not encouraging them to work harder. With the growing potential of technology it is someday surely going to increase the work load on humans while developing it and the end is going to replace all work done by humans. Technology has also created a drift between the upper class and lower class society. On the basis of technology they can posses. An upper class person would always be envied of the gadgets he uses by the lower class. In the end all we need to remember is that we are the ones who have the leash to develop technology so we should stop, when technology starts to hover the efforts of human beings. We should all remember that the remote control of these technologies is in our hand i.e., to use it in the right direction depends on the way we control the joysticks.