Technology and its uses has become advanced especially in the mobile market, and ibeacons have certainly fueled this advancement.
Beacons are Bluetooth transmitters that can be placed around, and an app can be developed to read these transmitters.
Service companies can benefit from the proximity features of ibeacon mobile shopping technology.
When a service company deploys a technician to a job site, on a regular route, there is always a concern with them arriving on time, how long they are at the job site and when they have left the job site. With beacon technology a number of tracking features are available. With beacon transmitters deployed at the job sites once the service technician is on the premises and the beacon is triggered a report is logged for the day/time of arrival. Conversely when the technician leaves the premises another report is logged for the day/time of departure. An added feature of the proximity setting is geo- fencing of the job site out to 5 miles. With this feature a trigger event can be sent to dispatch to inform them of the technicians imminent arrival and to aid in future scheduling.