Proximity Rules

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Oct 8
Nice use of Bluetooth and elegantly done. Memo to TechCrunch - the official name for BLE is now Bluetooth Smart. Just sayin’! :-)  (via Square Cash For iOS Now Lets You Send Money To Nearby Friends Via Bluetooth | TechCrunch)

Nice use of Bluetooth and elegantly done. Memo to TechCrunch - the official name for BLE is now Bluetooth Smart. Just sayin’! :-) (via Square Cash For iOS Now Lets You Send Money To Nearby Friends Via Bluetooth | TechCrunch)

Oct 3
Hmmmm. What are they up to?  (via Shawn Fanning’s connected hardware platform Helium raises nearly $16M | VentureBeat | News Briefs | by Harrison Weber)

Hmmmm. What are they up to? (via Shawn Fanning’s connected hardware platform Helium raises nearly $16M | VentureBeat | News Briefs | by Harrison Weber)

Oct 3

Of course, this should be built into the operating system of all smartphones

- physical-web/introduction.md at master · google/physical-web · GitHub

Tesco focuses iBeacon use on customer service

Interesting emphasis - not on offers/alerts, more on self service. I think they’re right!

Dec 4
AllJoyn gets a proper use case with LG connected TVs - good to see  (via Qualcomm’s AllJoyn protocol for the internet of things finds a home in LG TVs — Tech News and Analysis)

AllJoyn gets a proper use case with LG connected TVs - good to see  (via Qualcomm’s AllJoyn protocol for the internet of things finds a home in LG TVs — Tech News and Analysis)

Dec 3
One to watch - new startup Index founded by ex-Google Wallet Team raises A-round (via Creators of Google Wallet secures USD7 million in Series A funding round : Regions : Venture Capital Post)

One to watch - new startup Index founded by ex-Google Wallet Team raises A-round (via Creators of Google Wallet secures USD7 million in Series A funding round : Regions : Venture Capital Post)

Dec 2
Nice work - Build Your Own iBeacon How-to via the register (via Build your OWN Apple iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi • The Register)

Nice work - Build Your Own iBeacon How-to via the register (via Build your OWN Apple iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi • The Register)

Nov 5

The Basis B1 fitness tracking band is now smarter about identifying your activity (via Basis fitness tracking band can now tell when you’re running, walking, or biking | The Verge)

More smart wireless tethers and leashes using BT (via Elgato’s Smart Key uses iOS 7 Bluetooth Smart improvements to track your keys (Wired UK))

More smart wireless tethers and leashes using BT (via Elgato’s Smart Key uses iOS 7 Bluetooth Smart improvements to track your keys (Wired UK))

Oct 8
Swirl showing their Retail BLE Beacons (via Swirl | In-Store Mobile Marketing)

Swirl showing their Retail BLE Beacons (via Swirl | In-Store Mobile Marketing)

Oct 8

smartwatch manufacturers will need to be more like ‘Michael Kors’ and less like ‘Michael Dell’

- Bill Geiser, CEO of MetaWatch, in one of the many comments on the Olaf Swantee article on the Connected Watch. Great Stuff. Battle for the Body: The Future of the Connected Watch, Ring and Wristband | LinkedIn

Oct 4
Smart Home hub @revolv speaks many wireless languages (via Life & Smart Home Awesomation - Revolv)

Smart Home hub @revolv speaks many wireless languages (via Life & Smart Home Awesomation - Revolv)

Oct 1

Beddit - sleep and wellness tracker presents @launch wearables conference (via Beddit - Automatic sleep and wellness tracker. Turn your bed into a smart bed. | Indiegogo)

Oct 1
Filip: Smart locator and phone for kids (via FILIP – THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART LOCATOR AND PHONE FOR KIDS)

Filip: Smart locator and phone for kids (via FILIP – THE WORLD’S FIRST SMART LOCATOR AND PHONE FOR KIDS)

Sweet looking glasses and great traction! (via Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection | VentureBeat)

Sweet looking glasses and great traction! (via Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection | VentureBeat)