iMug—the online Macintosh User Group
iMug is where you can seek help and share knowledge with other business, educational, professional and home users. The hub of iMug is our mailing list but we also hold a variety of meetings throughout the year.
Video from iMug's April Meeting
Staying Relevant in a Rapidly Changing Technology Landscape
Presenter: James Webber, CEO Bookworld
This presentation reveals what happened to Borders Australia and how Bookworld became Australia's largest online book retailer in just over 2 years.
Next iMug Monthly Meeting—
Tuesday 26 May 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm, refreshments from 6:15pm
Venue: The Library at The Dock, 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands Vic 3008, Melbourne. The Library is 50 meters from the end of Tram Lines 11 and 48. Street parking is also available. See map and directions. This new facility has a state-of-the-art presentation room with full AV capabilities and a robust internet connection providing NBN speeds.
Visitors welcomed to come!
A crash course in iBeacon technology and its applications
Presenter: Tyson Bradford, Mobile Lead @ Klyp
The world around us is getting smarter. The long awaited and highly anticipated 'Internet of Things' has arrived, with iBeacons at the very forefront of this wave.
iBeacon technology allows smartphones to interact with the world around them in real-time. This micro-location context has opened many interesting opportunities already, with many more to come as the technology matures.
This presentation aims to give a crash course in iBeacons at both a technical and practical level. In particular we will cover the following questions:
- What exactly are iBeacons and how do they work?
- What hardware and software are compatible with iBeacons?
- What opportunities/shortcomings exist with the technology?
- What are the practical applications of the technology?
- How has the technology been received by the public so far?
We will also discuss our own experience in creating mobile apps that are integrated with iBeacon tech. You may want to do some homework on this fascinating and evolving technology before the meeting. Try these links: