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.
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll arrange access!