Just about a month ago, I quit my developer job in a Hong Kong company. After that, I had been thinking of starting a company of my own and create something innovative. iBeacon was one of the thing that came to my mind.
iBeacon is a technology that published by Apple last year. Many developer around the world have looked into it, and some company managed to mass produce these bluetooth devices called “beacon”.
The amazing thing about this technologies is it’s able to determine the locations of other bluetooth devices very precisely.
The major draw back in developing for iBeacon is that, in this stage commercial people are not familiar with this technology yet. It is very hard to ask people to invest in something they don’t know and no performance statistics. Commercial companies that adopted this technologies are mostly for testing purposes. Therefore developing iBeacon at the moment is not profitable and costly.