ChaiOne Insights: Context (2)

Using Context Aware Mobile Apps in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Seems like anywhere you turn, you’ll hear someone talking about how contextual awareness is the future of technology...or depending on the groups of people you hang out with, maybe you haven’t heard yet? Well, context aware mobile applications and beacons will make a major impact on how people do business now and in the future. Many conversations are happening around beacons (or iBeacons) and retail. Even though some may be concerned with privacy, “77% of consumers said they would be willing to...

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Creating Smarter Apps: A New Platform for Contextual Applications

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Over the past four years, I have been fascinated at the speed at which the world has adopted mobile technologies. The advent of the App Store distribution model for software and media opened up new sources of revenue and dramatically accelerated what was already a fast adoption rate of smartphones. Today, estimates peg the global number of mobile users at 4.5 billion, roughly two-thirds of the world population.

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Changing the User Experience with iBeacons

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Context is a growing mobile trend, especially through the use of iBeacons. These inexpensive and low powered proximity sensors track user location to send push notifications. ABI Research predicts that in the next five years, iBeacons will become a 60 million unit market.

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Integrating Context with Healthcare

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With health spending projected to grow at an average rate of 5.8% from 2012-2022, an increasing number of patients will need more healthcare and expect better service. With this trend, more hospitals will have to look for ways to eliminate waste and increase efficiency to reduce operating costs. The focus on healthcare is bigger than ever and there is room for disruption. Some things that are already changing up the industry include healthcare apps and wearables for fitness and healthcare...

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A Guide to iBeacon Hardware and Contextually Aware Platforms

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According to a report by Deloitte, 37% of U.S. consumers own a trio of tablets, smartphones, and laptops. In addition, 65% of consumers own smartphones, which is an increase of 51% from 2011-2013. It’s important to note that mobile devices allow for more personalized experiences by utilizing context while traditional computing such as desktops and laptops aren’t able to provide these unique, contextually aware experiences. As more people continue shifting towards mobile devices, context...

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Context Aware Computing & its Growing Impact on Technology

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What works today is not just advertising. True, many Fortune 500 companies may be spending up to $500 million each year on advertising. Yet, the modern age demands a much more lethal tool — the use of context and that is what companies are slowly beginning to understand.

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How iBeacons Work Beyond Retail

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In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how iBeacons could be implemented in the retail industry. Even though iBeacons work well in the retail environment, the technology can be applied to other areas such as conferences, hotels, the automotive industry, and restaurants. iBeacons can even be used for logistics such as storing products in warehouses. For example, you could put iBeacons throughout your warehouse in order to monitor and track inventory. This can help you control inventory levels...

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