A year after Apple launched its iBeacons initiative the company looks set to develop it further. If FCC filings are to be believed, Apple is on the verge of releasing its own iBeacon hardware.
In addition, a new location based app recommendations feature in iOS 8 could cut down on the need for notifications to open apps.
…Whatever the method is of determining the most relevant app, its icon is displayed in the bottom left corner of iOS 8’s lock screen opposite the camera icon. Users can simply swipe it upwards to take action. If the user already has the app installed, it will be launched; otherwise they’ll be taken to its listing on the App Store.
Always a game changer, Apple’s latest announcement was an opportunity for the brand to not only unveil the newest iteration of the iPhone, but to officially throw its hat in the smartwatch ring. Apple Watch, expected to drop in 2015, will have a major impact on fitness tracking, the watch…