The benefits of upgrading to FileMaker 15: FileMaker Go 15 and iBeacons

Given how ubiquitous mobile technology has become, all forward thinking companies should be constantly evaluating and actively seeking to embrace the new possibilities that this provides.  The continued focus on new enhancements in FileMaker Go 15 confirms FileMaker's commitment to this mobile world view.

iBeacons is the name for Apple’s technology standard based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless communication that allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from in the physical world and react to them. 

The FileMaker 15 platform now includes a new RangeBeacons function so that iOS devices running FileMaker Go 15 can now interact and respond to iBeacons.

Here are some example of how this might be used in the real-world with a FileMaker Custom App:

  • A gallery could install iBeacons around key artworks, allowing a visitor or curator to use an iPad catalogue or exhibition app to pull up price or artist information associated with the work.
  • A company that needs to track stock movements and rotations could install iBeacons to identify key locations within a storage facility so that it can quickly cross-check which stock items have been logged in a custom app to that particular location.

If you are interested in exploring the possibilities opened up by a custom mobile app for your business then you can always contact our consulting Team for a demonstration.