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Leveraging BLE beacons for proximity & positioning

Submitted by Shreyas B (@sdotb) on Oct 29, 2014

Section: Hardware – crisp talks Technical level: Beginner Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


Introduce and discuss how the Bluetooth Low Energy beacons can be leveraged to detect proximity and indoor positioning.


Beacons are hardware devices that can be detected by mobile devices with Bluetooth 4.0 or higher. These devices can be used to track where the customers are in a store or to provide relevant offers to the customers. Intelligent apps can be created to identify these beacons and provide your customer a better user experience.
In this talk we will introduce you to BLE Beacon and will have a demo session with code.


Besides eagerness to know what the beacons technology is, there are no specific requirements.

Speaker bio

Vijay Sanjos Alexander is a Technical Specialist in Research & Innovation – Technology Center of Excellence group of IGATE. He is a technology evangelist with over 7 years of IT experience. He has worked on architecture and design for various Android-based enterprise solutions. As part of R&I group, he has been involved in research and development of emerging technologies and trends.


  • Shreyas B (@sdotb) Proposer 5 years ago

    Broadly, I propose to structure the talk/presentation as follows:
    Positioning system: GPS vs. IPS
    Bluetooth Low Energy
    What are Beacons? iBeacons?
    How does it work?
    Technology Components for IPS
    Proximity - an important element for context
    Business Case demo video

    Target audience: Developers, Technology Geeks, Business Leaders, Marketing Professionals, et al.

    Take away: Learn the concept of BLE beacons, Get to know some of the players in the market, Possible applications in real-life scenarios for businesses

  • Vihaan Verma (@vihaanverma) 5 years ago

    Hi , any samples posted on github ?

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