Investigation into the application of Beacon technology in the entertainment industry.

Adam Probert

Supervised by Stuart M Allen, Moderated by Alia I Abdelmoty

Beacons (or iBeacons as Apple have branded them) are an upcoming and exciting new technology with promising application in the retail sectors. I want to look into the opportunities for beacon technology in an entertainment industry context; with particular emphasis on event arenas, festivals and theme parks where vast amounts of smart phone users are present. Some examples of functionality I wish to explore are: - Interactive maps with friend locations - Location based advertising - Efficient ticket admission - Acquisition of user data - Live queue times I aim to create several Android prototype mobile applications incorporating beacon technology, each with varying uses and functionalities to aid the investigation.

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