Using Bluetooth to find Meeting Rooms

As part of my on going work with Roomr, I’ve recently released the beta of the new Roomr for iPad. This product is designed to be used as a meeting room status indicator and gives an “at-a-glance” status of a meeting room.

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Having an iPad represent a room actually opens up some interesting possibilities. This afternoon, I started experimenting with Bluetooth and iBeacons to see how I might enhance the iPhone version of Roomr. After about three hours, I came up with this:

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The iPhone performs a scan for iBeacons and retrieves the information about nearby rooms. Pretty cool. From here it’s possible to do all the usual stuff, checking the calendar, making a booking etc.

It’s all just prototyping and won’t end up in Roomr anytime soon, but it’s always good to explore the possibilities.

On a sidenote, if you’d like to be part of the Roomr for iPad beta program, please get in touch (tomas@coldbear.co.uk) and I’ll arrange access!