iBeacon App Development

Enhance your indoor capabilities with a next-gen solution. Asset tracking, security alerts, or instant payments—IT Craft remains responsible for building a top-quality solution.

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  • Adorama
  • Nandos
  • Fielodne
  • flexwise
  • Diamonds
  • RocketRoute

How does iBeacons app development help?

iBeacons help in many ways:

Improve
visitor
experience

Deliver notifications or start playing audio descriptions when a visitor reaches a point of interest at a certain time.

Create an extra promotional channel

Trigger context-based events such as best deals and discounts. Display product description on the widescreen when a customer takes an item from the shelf.

Receive
feedback and analytics

Collect analytics on customer interactions with advertised items. Use background information to improve customer loyalty.

Automate
inventory maintenance

Provide control over equipment or products inside large spaces. Ensure workers know the exact location of items in the store.

Ensure
product
quality

Use advanced iBeacon models to measure in real-time an item’s parameters such as temperature and humidity to eliminate spoilage.

Our services

Indoor positioning and navigation systems

An indoor navigation system combines several technologies within one complex system. Our engineers provide all required integrations ensuring the best route calculation and precise instructions.

  • voice instructions
  • fast search and filtering
  • adjustment to special needs
  • moderate battery consumption

Alert iBeacons apps

An alert app simplifies two-way communication. Ensure that Specialists can activate emergency alerts immediately. Send notifications to responsible persons. Guide users to a safe route. IT Craft builds a system for immediate response.

  • critical situations detection
  • precise location tracking
  • emergency warnings
  • fast setup

Custom iBeacon apps for asset tracking

iBeacons can be mounted on moving objects to better track processes in a facility. Sensors are used to monitor location of valuable assets and their conditions. We use cutting-edge technologies to maximize business value of tracking software.

  • built-in sensors
  • flow optimization
  • idle time detection
  • rental tracking automation

Proximity-beacons marketing solutions

iBeacons trigger personalized messages based on user proximity to the store. This can be special offers, deals, notifications on upcoming events, and more. IT Craft iBeacon app developers build software for superior customer experience.

  • personalized messages
  • promo campaigns
  • products on shelves
  • heat maps and analytics

Interactive tours

Provide the lowest-possible entry barriers to museums, exhibitions, and traveler attractions. Make descriptions and instructions available in visitors’ local languages. Provide extra in-app content. We integrate it all in your app.

  • interactive instructions
  • digital guides
  • multi-language support
  • gamified experiences

iBeacons apps for mpayments

Save customers’ time. Add an alternative contactless payment method. Tie a beacon-carrying item to a specific device or account from which users want to make a purchase. Our team ensures seamless integrations of all modules.

  • contactless payments
  • two-factor authentication
  • automated identification
  • enhanced security

Proximity-based social networking

Add an extra option to your proximity app. iBeacons can help friends find each other in a crowded or an unfamiliar location by sharing precise positions. IT Craft has experience in delivering this type of functionality.

  • guidance to friend’s location
  • sponsored content
  • alerts on a friend’s proximity
  • freemium features

Product identification software

When attached to items, iBeacons can detect user interactions with products. They activate information when an event is triggered. We help you build and set up an identification system and then keep it up and running.

  • various use scenarios
  • onboard sensors
  • analytics on user interactions
  • high accuracy

Our clients' success stories.
We love to hear what they say about us.

Stories of people impressed by our service offerings

UAE

Mustafa Alhashemi, Founder at Smart Navigation Systems

“IT Craft was distinguished by their wonderful sincerity, professionalism, attitude, punctuality, and effective commutation.”

USA

Charles Sakkal, Founder at eLaundry

“IT Craft is honest and straightforward. They’re a good partner to work with.”

Germany

Abhinav Goel, Head of Technology at Plugsurfing

“They catered to all the requirements we have. I do not think I have worked with such a supplier before, highly impressive attitude.”

InNav
Our School Bus
iCafe
RocketRoute
eLaundry

InNav

InNav leverages data from several tracking systems to build the best route on the server side and send it to a user’s device.

Venue administrators have access to analytics on user activity and heat maps.

Our School Bus

Parents receive notifications from Our School Bus app with the exact time the bus is scheduled to arrive at their home, at school, and back.

School buses are equipped with Bluetooth sensors that automatically scan students showing their presence in real time.

iCafe

This app provides café owners with easy menu and order management features. For coffee lovers, the app offers virtual mobile coffee cards.

Café owners use iBeacons functionality to send promo notifications with discounts.

RocketRoute

This app simplifies plane navigation and flight preparation generating flight routes and all supported documents within seconds.

Pilots track their routes on a map and exchange data with both airports and controlling authorities.

eLaundry

This solution makes it possible for users to place an order on laundry availability in user location, schedule order processing, and pickup.

A special app for drivers is connected to the system providing drivers with efficient routes and delivery schedules.

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Our School Bus

iCafe

RocketRoute

eLaundry

Do you want to start an iBeacon app?

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Industries

iBeacons benefit everyone. Check out how iBeacon app development helps your industry:

  • Hospitals

    Provide detailed, in-building navigation and patient auto check-in. Reduce queues by accepting contactless payments. Send alerts to doctors in emergency cases.

  • Shopping malls

    Engage customers by sending notifications with offers and deals. Improve customer experience by personalization. Eliminate queues via NFC payments.

  • Museums

    Create a personalized tour recommendation in any language. Offer tour plans with marked items. Start playing audio information when a visitor approaches an artifact.

  • Logistics and warehousing

    Track the exact location of any tangible assets (equipment, property, valuable objects) using moving BLE beacons. Use BLE beacons with sensors onboard to monitor storage conditions. Receive immediate notifications when conditions deviate from set parameters.

  • Banks

    Provide personal greetings to clients. Manage queues, collect analytics on waiting time, and gather feedback on client satisfaction. Let clients carry out contactless, yet safe, ATM operations using smartphones.

  • Offices

    Let Specialists track their time automatically. Automate authorization to certain restricted areas. Send alert notifications when an employee is needed.

questions from our clients

What is iBeacon used for?

iBeacon is a special protocol designed by Apple Inc. It is used on small transmitting devices called BLE beacons.
iBeacon helps with the following:

  • Indoor positioning and step-by-step navigation
  • Tracking solutions
  • Promoting products and services
  • Improving in-store experience
  • Automation solutions
Can iBeacon work without an app?

Yes and no.

Yes, an iBeacon is just a small device that periodically transmits signals into an environment.

No, such signal transmission makes little sense. A smartphone can neither recognize nor use it. End users need to install and launch a native app. Plus, to start action after receiving a signal, they must have Bluetooth turned on.

Both Android and iOS support iBeacon detection.
If you are concerned that users might ignore your app, try iOS 14 App Clips to demonstrate the core functionality of your app at a glance.

What is iBeacon device?

Beacons are small, inexpensive, low-powered devices equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Beacons broadcast signals. Beacon signals contain unique ID numbers which a smartphone app can recognize and use for navigation. Smartphones with relevant apps and Bluetooth are turned on to pick up these signals when they are near.

Beacons can also trigger events and send proximity-based notifications with relevant content to user devices. For instance, when people pass by a restaurant, they receive a notification about daily specials.

How much does an iBeacon cost?

iBeacons are relatively cheap devices.
Kontakt Anchor Beacons 2 cost $117 for the pack of three.
Estimote sells its Proximity Beacon at €140 ($150) for four units in a kit.
Beaconic offers 4 iBeacons Retail Kit for €89 ($95).
Heavy-duty beacons or beacons with various sensors onboard cost more.
Three is the minimum number of a pack due to the triangulation effect. All manufacturers offer large-order discounts.

What is the main problem faced while developing the iBeacon app?

The biggest challenge of iBeacon app development is making measuring as precise as possible.
iBeacon signals might:

  • Have issues with Wi-Fi interference because both use the same frequencies.
  • Incorrectly display when beacons toggle.
  • Lose contact with the user's smartphone due to unexpected, moving obstacles.
  • Lack of precision in open spaces and large places without walls (e.g., parking garage).

The following actions help increase signal precision:

  • Switch to a channel with different frequencies.
  • Ensure optimal hanging height and density of iBeacons.
  • Tune signal strength and range.
  • Develop a hybrid positioning system that uses geofencing and iBeacons.

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