Five “crazy” iBeacon use cases that show that iBeacons can do more than trigger push messages.

1 I don’t want to go home yet!

The Lyngby Shopping Centre in Denmark has found a good opportunity to entertain and entertain children while their parents are shopping. With the “GeoTrail GO” app, an indoor treasure hunt with indoor maps and games has been set up. This treasure hunt enabled the children to find virtual treasures and collect points.The iBeacon scavenger hunt gives parents more time and peace to shop, enabling business owners to increase their income.

2 Where are the kids again?

As part of its “MSC for me” on-board concept, cruise operator MSC enables parents to locate their children on the ship at any time and have their children’s whereabouts displayed on their own smartphone at any time. For example, the MSC Meraviglia has a total of 18 decks, a number that shows how necessary such a Kidsfinder function is. Parents can then be guided to their children via indoor navigation.

The young guests get bracelets with iBeacons, which communicate permanently with the receivers installed on the ship, when they enter the ship. The entire ship is specially designed for this technology.

3 I’ll have another one!

Martini has developed “Smart Cubes” that automatically inform bartenders when guests want a refill. The tool helps bar owners efficiently manage their business and offer visitors a new experience.
Equipped with iBeacons and liquid sensors, the artificial ice cube detects when the glass is empty and informs the bartender via Bluetooth about the beverage emergency.

The cube also gives the bartender the exact position of the visitor so that the guest can enjoy his drink without having to leave his seat hunting for personnel.

4 Please sit down.

In order to improve the comfort of pregnant women, the Korean Railway decided to provide them with a seat on the train.
The company provides pregnant women with beacons that they can carry in their handbags. As soon as the wearer enters a train, the transmitter activates a signal light which informs the staff that the lady is on a train.

The display also signals to other persons on the train that a pregnant woman is on board and needs a free seat. Passengers seated in the seats reserved for this situation must give up their seats. The signal light flashes until the lady sits down.

5 Do-it-yourself!

Changi Airport in Singapore uses iBeacon technology to automate immigration control, among other things. The airport is on a major do-it-yourself trip. From self-check-in to baggage tagging and automatic entry control, those responsible are using Beacon technology to make the airport more efficient and cope with the growing number of passengers without compromising service standards. In addition, they are offered navigation at the airport if required. On the way to their destinations, passengers are of course also informed about commercial offers.

Thomas