7-1-2014 | Washington Post| Matt MCFarland
Apps such as Google Maps and FourSquare have long used location data to try to improve the average person’s mobile experience. But that could be just the tip of the location iceberg as Bluetooth’s latest technology revolutionizes how people interact with everyday objects and places.
With iOS 7, Apple unveiled iBeacon, a feature that uses Bluetooth 4.0, a location based technology. This makes it possible for sensors to detect — within inches — how close a phone is. This is opening the door for groundbreaking services that could enhance the average person’s life.