Dream becomes reality? Paint your drawings and save it to code (Objectiv-C or Xamarin C# for iOS or OSX): PaintCode.
Pixate or how to style native iOS and Android apps using css.
License made portable and free: Portable.Licensing. Run on a large set of platforms:
- .NET >= 4.0.3,
- Silverlight >= 4,
- Windows Phone >= 7.5,
- Windows Store Apps,
- XBox 360.
ModernHttpClient or how to customize HttpClient in an efficient way to support best Android and iOS solutions.
A Beacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy device signaling it presence using iBeacon protocol. Each beacon contains some configuration data (unique id “which uniquely identifies a beacon or set of beacons as being of a certain type or from a certain organization” and major and minor identifier). These data can be used freely.
iOS7 can be declared as a Beacon and can monitor (detect there presence and measure there ditance) of other beacon, either iOS device or other devices.
This can be a “farther” competitor of NFC opening new type of interactions:
- a museum app can detect which in wich hall your are and even wich masterpiece is nearest you,
- a mall can provides you targeted information or discount vouchers for only surrounding stores
- social app can warn you your friends are near you.
EDIT: An implementation for Android 4.3 is available here: https://github.com/RadiusNetworks/android-ibeacon-service.