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Little by little we are seeing more possibilities offered by the technology included by Apple in iOS 7, the iBeacon . We have already seen many possibilities of this technology in Apple and as you well know we could consider it as Apple’s alternative to NFC technology. We have seen the iBeacon related to Apple Stores, with fashion stores, now it’s time to see it with video games.
iBeacon transmitters allow us to position an individual much more precisely than the phone’s GPS, and they can even work inside a building. This adds a lot of possibilities, and the guys from Bisceglia’s give us a sample of their Tiny Tycoons game.
Basically what we are seeing is a multiplayer game that shows us events thanks to these Bluetooth transmitters . In the video in particular we can see how it enters the cafeteria where there is already a person who “owns” it and the video game gives him the opportunity to bid for that cafeteria in the virtual world of the game.
This is just a small sample of the possibilities of iBeacon , little by little we will see more games and more applications appear that take advantage of this technology that promises to be very interesting. We’ll see how far it goes.