iBeacons are fast becoming the most important new tool in marketing. This course shows you how to incorporate iBeacons into a mobile app to trigger a user's phone to view product information, deliver coupons, or help them to find their way.
The uses for beacons are limited only by your imagination.
This course is especially for those with NO programming experience or abilities. If you are a Web and Mobile site designer, this course is perfect for you. This course is also perfect for marketing people and shop owners who want to understand how iBeacons can build their business.
When you complete this course you will be able to create a full functioning mobile app with iBeacon triggers, shopping cart functionality, bar code scanning, and GPS store location. If you want to impress your clients with the latest, and coolest, technology, this course will help you to amaze.
Everything you need to get up and running in creating your own beacon enabled app.
Learn what iBeacons are and how they are set to revolutionize the way we interact with the world.
Understand how iBeacons work and the technology behind them.
Learn about the different iBeacons currently available and what you can do with them.
Overview of beacons - A simple Demo
Use the free Estimote app to turn your Phone or Tablet into an iBeacon
Getting set-up with the correct software to build an iBeacon enabled app
Building your first app with the visual designer
Testing your app in the simulator and on a real device.
In this video I show you how to load your app file into the viewer on your phone for testing.
Learn how to open different content types with beacons
Collect favorites to a wish list or shopping list that a user can save.
Using an iBeacon to trigger Facebook or Twitter sharing with pre filled fields.
Learn how to read bar codes in your app to work along side iBeacons.
Learn how to map one or many stores in Google Maps to show customers where your stores are, and how close they are to your stores.
How to use Xcode to customize the app name, icons, splash screens and messages that are sent to the users from iBeacons when the app is closed.
Make your iBeacon notifications stand out by adding a custom alert sound.
How to easily distribute your app to your clients for testing without using Apple or Google and without a developer account.
Overview of how to build your app for distribution in the app stores. What is key to know and how to get step by step instructions for publishing your iBeacon enabled app.
Just a clarification - Beacondo does have a free option that has most of the functionality you need for many apps. You only need to pay if you wish to remove the footer text "Powered by Beacondo"
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I have been involved in education and technology for 20+ years - both teaching and working. I have been in 6 start-up companies in the Internet and Wireless industry, and have a deep interest in using technology to bring new and exciting services to people.
I am quite much self-taught in technology, as when I was in school most of what we are using today did not exist. My philosophy is, if you have the desire, you can learn it. I also strongly believe in using tools that simplify the creation of great services. When using technology I believe in not reinventing the wheel. There are a lot of tools out there that can save you time and money, and make your service much more professional, use them and they will give you a head start on the competition.
I hope you enjoy my courses and find innovative ways to use what I teach you to amaze your customers!