Until now, most uses of Apple’s iBeacon technology have been focused on retail spaces. However, universities have an equal or even greater opportunity to implement iBeacons by improving campus experiences for every consumer. The infographic below explains how universities use beacons currently to do so.
This infographic lays out reasons why campuses are ideal for iBeacons, and specific use cases for this technology, such as automating check-in for classes, tagging specific campus locations for augmented reality tours, and providing emergency services. For example, the University of Mississippi has implemented iBeacons in their football stadium, using the technology to provide game content and engage with fans through their rewards app.
Here at BeaconGrid, we’ve recently partnered with several universities to test out these specific use cases, and to provide an open iBeacon network for student developers to create their own campus-specific applications. If you’re a student (or anyone, really!) looking for more information on iBeacons, visit beacongrid.com or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll answer your questions.
Are you a university administrator interested in working with beacons and have more questions about how universities use beacons? Get in touch by clicking the button below. We're always open to chat!
editor's note: this article was originally published Oct 21, 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness