iBeacon device in itself has grown into a great technology platform of communication between devices while offering seamless beacon based solutions. Beacon technology, not only is central to several IoT functioning networks, but it has also garnered attraction from a set of giants like Apple.
Beacon is a micro device that helps you send and receive small packets of data which contain location information using low energy Bluetooth, known as BLE technology. iBeacon is Apple’s protocol on the Beacon technology itself which has made it more trustworthy, accessible and widely applicable for iBeacon based mobile application developers.
As far as city (tour) guide apps go, there is a huge market to leverage for the opportunists. Due to increasing disposable incomes and the millennial trend of travelling, it is now becoming increasing possible for travellers to hit a destination they don’t exactly know about. We, humans love to explore places we never have visited before. Above and beyond the GPS systems, iBeacon can be a boon for such travellers in new cities leveraging city guide app development leveraging iBeacon technology.
iBeacon based mobile app plays no role in transmitting the data between both the iBeacon receptor and sender devices, but it helps in using the data transferred between them to provide the user with a unique functionality like guided location services, retail experiences, geography targeted ads and many others.
Functioning of iBeacon based city guide application is dependent on the communication between the receptor and the sender beacons. There should be a network of beacons spread out in the city, mostly at all the famous spots using multiple iBeacons with pre-defined proximity. This way, as soon as a traveller passes through the spot, the beacon receptor in mobile devices gets location carrying data packets from the beacon.
Now, the city guide app leveraging iBeacon app development technology can use this very data and give the user unique content related to the location such as estimated time to reach there, fun facts about the place and the estimated number of people currently at the destination.
For any traveller, such an iBeacon based app solution like City Guide App can be a blessing!
First and foremost thing is to consult your idea to the best iBeacon application development company in order to foresee the opportunities with the business model you want to enter the market. Since the business model of iBeacon based city guide app is really comprehensive and linear, the technology and its appeal will help the business grow. This is where we can help you out.
By leveraging city guide app empowered through best iBeacon app development services, you can single handedly target two key industries: Advertising and Tourism. Tourism is an ever growing industry, whereas advertising is proving to be a game changer for several small businesses by increasing their visibility at the most relevant instances.
The hyperlocal aspect of adding ‘Advertising’ to an iBeacon based city guide app can help you build a robust business model which helps your local communities grow in several areas.
The cost of developing city guide app with iBeacon solution will be in the ballpark of $XXX-$YYY excluding the cost of number of iBeacon devices to be installed. Let’s have a look at the detailed bifurcation of these costs to give you a more comprehensive picture.
We have our own branded iBeacons being used for installations upon request. Specifications and Universal BLE protocols are standard. As a consequence, all Eddystone beacons are compatible on our platform. We can give you the specification and you can buy the iBeacons by yourself. However, it depends on you whether you want to purchase from the market or use iBeacons developed by us.
|App Users||User Application||Admin|
|Find Way/Location||Manage Beacons|
|Curated Tours||Add interactive audio and video guide|
|Interactive Audio and Video Message Guide||Manage users|
|Social Sharing||User Interest Analytics|
|User Reviews||Content Management|
|Send Push Notification|
|Cost of iBeacon based City Guide App||USD 18k-24k for Android + iOS|
|Add-on Features||Customer Support Chat||Beacon Support|
|AR(Augmented Reality) Content||Multi-lingual Content|
|Connect with other users on app||Proximity Marketing on behalf of vendors|
Using an artificial intelligence powered conversational chatbot, you can use information available on the app in a more interactive and engaging format. This way users can also interact with your customer representatives if required. Contact us for expert chatbot development services.
Instead of following the users without their explicit permissions like other apps, you can use the positioning of your iBeacons to find the generic data flow of devices throughout various regions in the city. This can help advertisers decide in what other locations do they want to target apart from their very own locations/store locations.
Here, a preview of the most popular products from the advertisers can be provided, which can later be connected by the users when the visit the advertisers’ stores.
Being a leading iBeacon application development company in India, USA, Canada, Singapore and Australia, Let’s Nurture has in-house experts who can help your build a robust and scalable city guide app leveraging our iBeacon expertise. Resources needed for city guide app, an iBeacon solution are:
Leading mobile app development company developing quality iBeacon based mobile app solutions recognised by Clutch.
Developed a City/ Tour guide in Edinburgh for one prominent City Council in UK.
IT development family of experienced and highly enthusiastic software developers, web/ mobile app developers, UI/UX designers, business analysts and product managers.
Collectively amongst us, we have an experience of 10 years in the mobile application development and 5 years of iBeacon app development. This would mean successful product ideation, global quality development and guaranteed approval by app stores.
Great value on costs for iBeacon based city guide app development.
We also help you in developing and implementing an effective product strategy.
iBeacon app development coding as per the guidelines of Apple Store & Google Play
Support in Application deployment and Approval
In a nutshell, if you are a startup and having idea of owning an iBeacon based City/ Tour guide app, the market share and number we have seen above are up for grabs. iBeacon technology has started to show what it can do since its arrival in 2013, and it is set to transform the face of businesses in the coming years.