Sep 252015
 

In conjunction with our Main Library colleagues, the EDINA Mobile Internet project has developed a self-guided tour app using beacons for the main library.

The app has been specifically designed for the Doors Open Days on the 26th and 27th of September 2015. It will allow users to explore the University of Edinburgh’s Main Library through an interactive tour enabling you to learn about the history of the building, discover the exhibitions space and find out more about the library’s varied services and world-class collections.

The app uses beacons to pop up a series of videos as you explore the building(see screenshots below). It is available for download in iOS and Android versions from the Google Play store and the Apple app store :

Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fplan.edina.ac.uk.fplan&hl=en_GB

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/main-library-tour/id1040515101?mt=8

Or visit the stores and search for “Main Library Tour”

iOS Simulator Screen Shot 17 Sep 2015 10.26.13          iOS Simulator Screen Shot 16 Sep 2015 16.28.08         IMG_0298

Oct 312014
 

A new generation of sensors, powered by a low-energy flavor of Bluetooth, stand to give our phones a rich awareness of the physical world.

 Estimote’s new indoor location app makes it easy for developers to build on top of beacons’ promise. 

From WIRED – Full Article Here 

The EDINA Mobile Internet project has purchased a  number of Estimote Beacons and researching their potential for use in future projects