One of the most powerful things about mobile apps is their ability to provide a customized experience for the user based on where the user is at any given moment -- right here, right now. iBeacons allow you to go beyond the limits of technologies like GPS and geofencing to adapt the user's experience based on their proximity to something, such as departments of a retail store or exhibits in a museum. The possibilities are endless.
In this session you'll learn what iBeacons are, how they work, and how to start using them in your iOS and Android apps.
Note: this is a joint meeting with the NYC ALT.NET group (http://www.meetup.com/nyaltnet/)
Greg Shackles (http://twitter.com/gshackles) is a Senior Software Engineer at Olo (http://olo.com). He is a Xamarin MVP, host of the Gone Mobile podcast (http://gonemobile.io), organizer of the NYC Mobile .NET Developers Group (http://nycmobiledev.net), author of Mobile Development with C# (http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-Development-Building-Android-Applications-ebook/dp/B0081INXBG), and also a monthly columnist with Visual Studio Magazine (http://visualstudiomagazine.com/Articles/List/Mono-for-Android.aspx).
Outside of technology, Greg is obsessed with heavy metal, baseball, and craft beer, sometimes in combination, and is also an aspiring homebrewer.
We'll be giving away free beacons to attendees, courtesy of Estimote and Gimbal!
Pizza will be provided courtesy of Xamarin