Twocanoes releases Bleu Station for iBeacon and new iBeacon-aware apps

Release Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Naperville, Illinois - Twocanoes Software announces the release of Bleu Station, a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) hardware device detected by iBeacon-compatible iOS 7 devices. The release also includes Bleu Setup for iOS, Geohopper for iOS, Geohopper for Mac, the Beaconfinder.com website and Geohopper for Mac Actions website.

Apple's iBeacon technology, included in iOS 7, enables location-aware apps to detect BLE devices indoors with a high degree of accuracy. iBeacon requires devices that support Bluetooth 4.0, including the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad 3 and newer.

Bleu Setup is an iOS app that configures Bleu Station for detection by supported devices and apps. Bleu Setup assigns ID, name and additional identifiers for use with Geohopper and other iBeacon-aware devices.

Geohopper for iOS triggers events and actions based on proximity to geographic locations and iBeacons. Notifications can be sent to web hooks, RSS feeds, email and social networks. Events can trigger notifications in the cloud to remotely control home automation systems.

Geohopper for Mac brings event notifications to the desktop with a timeline to trigger actions to automate your Mac. Auto-lock the screen saver when stepping away from the desk or kick off an iTunes playlist as you enter the room. Users can download and share custom actions from the Actions website at http://geohopper.com/actions.

Beaconfinder.com is a community resource for finding public beacons and posting submissions for known beacons. Users can search for beacon locations though a browser or other apps through the Beacon Finder web service. Get more information at http://beaconfinder.com/faqs.

Availability:

Bleu Station is now shipping and is available for purchase at twocanoes.com (currently US-only).

Bleu Setup is available for download on the App Store.

Geohopper for iOS is available for download on the App Store.

Geohopper for Mac is available for download on the App Store.

See the Beacon Finder website at http://beaconfinder.com.

See the Geohopper Actions website at http://geohopper.com/actions.