iBeacons are a common lunch topic here at Hanson. Not just because we’re developing with them, but because it seems everyone is talking about them lately: SXSW, The Washington Post, even Major League Baseball. But what is this technology du jour, how does it work, and what might it offer you?
Josh Jacob has been part of the Hanson team for a long time (after all, 15 human years is like 64 internet years). He writes code, manages engineering project teams and leads in delivering client solutions. He also raises chinchillas for profit (and, yes, companionship).
Last week, Apple hosted their 23rd World Wide Developer’s Conference, and we were lucky enough to be able to attend as representatives of Hanson’s engineering team. In addition to Apple’s hardware updates, which included a new MacBook Pro with retina display, a number of announcements around their software platforms were made. While we can’t share the details of all of these changes, here are a few upcoming features that may interest you…