It’s no secret that iBeacons have created a buzz in the development community. Leveraging these Bluetooth Smart devices enables developers to add contextual awareness to their mobile apps with just a few lines of code. iBeacons were everywhere at Evolve 2014, including at the forefront of theEvolve Quest scavenger hunt and the conference mini-hacks, as well as taking the main stage for an in-depth session.
It seems like there’s another tech conference somewhere every week. Putting together a world class event is extremely challenging, but creating a unique digital experience for your attendees can be even more of a hurdle. First step is choosing the right tools. With the Xamarin Platform, you are able to create native iOS, Android, and Windows applications all from a shared C# code base. At this year’s Xamarin Evolve 2014 conference, I thought there would be no better way to showcase the platform, and make sure attendees have fun at the same time, than to create a scavenger hunt mobile app: The Evolve Quest. It’s based on iBeacon technology and uses over 50 Estimote Beacons placed throughout the conference venue to create a game for attendees to complete during the conference.