Boise State undergrads develop mobile beacon app

The app was developed for Daimler Trucks North America, according to the GIMM program director Anthony Ellertson.
The app was developed for Daimler Trucks North America, according to the GIMM program director Anthony Ellertson. | File photo

Undergraduate students from Boise State’s Gaming, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology (GIMM) program have developed a mobile beacon app that will allow users to point their phones at anyone in a crowded business meeting and have it provide a dossier that includes the person’s name, department, job title and relevance in regard to the meeting.

Kaylee Morgan, a sophomore in the GIMM program, is one of the project team members.

“This app was interesting to make because we got to use different technologies that aren’t the most widely used, such as beacons,” she said. “When we were developing the app, we also tried to think about other practical ways to utilize this application, such as within hospitals, campuses, and as a social media tool. The experience of creating this app was a great way for our team to bond and problem solve together.”

The app was developed for Daimler Trucks North America, according to the GIMM program director Anthony Ellertson.

“We installed and delivered the system to their corporate offices last week,” he said. “Mobile beacons are a hot new technology emerging in the industry, but we have repurposed it to enhance corporate communications.”

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