Qualcomm Retail Services will become Gimbal Inc. in May. The competitor to Apple’s iBeacon will target retail stores and other venues looking to establish proximity based connections to their customers.
Mobiquity has built a beacon network in malls across country touching 15,000 individual storefronts. Now it’s inviting retailers to tap into that network with an SDK.
Apple’s presence-detecting iBeacon is moving beyond small pilots in handfuls of stores to much bigger implementations. Shopkick is trialing its iBeacon-derived ShopBeacon in 100 American Eagle Outfitter locations.
Mobile retail app developer Shopkick is selling iBeacon devices to businesses that will let them track and interact with customers as they move throughout their stores. Macy’s is its first trial partner.
Phone Halo, one of GigaOM’s Mobilize Product Showcase finalists, is set to launch its Button TrackR tag this month, letting you track your valuables on a smartphone. Next year its tags will come embedded in luggage.
Innova Technology is adding a crowd collaboration twist to Protag tracking devices. Not only will other Protag apps help find your lost articles, you can get their users to join in on the search.