GOTO Amsterdam is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 50 top speaker and 500 attendees. The conference covers topics such as Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture, Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes.


Host: Adrian Kosmaczewski

When: 30. Sep 2014 at 18:00 - 22:00

Where: Trifork, Rijnsburgstraat 9-11, 1059 AT Amsterdam


Venue/Host Trifork
Costs Free of charge
Speaker Adrian Kosmaczewski
Pizza & refreshments included

"iBeacon" by Adrian Kosmaczewski

This time the topic concerns iBeacon - new communication technology based on Bluetooth – for both Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. iBeacon offers unprecedented opportunities to communicate with the user via your mobile app. There are no complicated configuration or setup and no need to scan QR codes, etc.

iBeacons is the new frontier. Or at least that is what the press says every day. Using iBeacons, shops will be able to analyse in detail consumer behaviour, transport companies
will be able to offer better information to their customers, conferences rooms will become intelligent and aware of their attendees, and the list goes on and on.

iBeacons show lots of promise and potential, but they raise lots of new questions; what are the costs? What are the implications in terms of UX? How about privacy? This 1-hour talk will provide an overview of iBeacons from a conceptual point of view.

This presentation is targeted to both technical (developers, system architects) and non-technical team members (marketing managers, CEOs, project managers) interested in the characteristics of this new technology. It will include live demos of how to use iBeacons and a showcase of different options available in the market today.

Adrian Kosmaczewski is a software developer, trainer and published author. He has shipped mobile, web and desktop apps for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux since 1996. He is the author of “Mobile JavaScript Application Development” and “Sencha Touch 2 Up and Running”, both published by O’Reilly.

When not coding or teaching, Adrian likes to spend time with his wife Claudia, his cat Max and his Olivetti Lettera 22 typewriter.

Adrian has studied physics in Geneva, economics in Buenos Aires, and holds a Master in Information Technology with a specialization in Software Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

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