Digital 2 Physical Proximity – the Hottest Bridge on the Block

p2pkit By p2pkit

Proximity technologies are just about to bridge our digital and physical worlds and add a hyper-local dimension to our life. Sounds like an exciting change, doesn’t it?

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P2P Proximity Fuels Influencer Marketing

Justina Kostinaite By Justina Kostinaite

How could big consumer brands like Nike reach their users in the physical world? The answer lies in hyper-local influencer marketing. A revolutionary peer-to-peer (p2p) proximity technology is able to turn every smartphone into a beacon and broadcast in-app messages to people in close proximity. In that way, Nike or any other consumer brand could […]

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p2pkit 2.0 (beta) benchmarking

Justina Kostinaite By Justina Kostinaite

We often get asked what p2pkit is all about and why we think it is a smart alternative to existing “proximity” technologies. To help clear out those questions we decided to run internal tests and evaluate p2pkit on several dimensions Vs. alternative solutions. There was one clear conclusion: p2pkit is the next evolution of proximity […]

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Beaconless Proximity – Is It The Next Retail Trend?

Justina Kostinaite By Justina Kostinaite

Peer-to-peer (p2p) proximity could possibly make every retailer’s life much easier. Why? Because it solves several major issues the existing location-based technologies have. In other words: no beacon hardware maintenance or battery draining GPS; fine-needle accuracy and uninterrupted experience indoors, outdoors & under ground. Will p2p proximity set a new benchmark for a hyper-contextualized shopping […]

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Social Networks Go Physical with New Proximity Technologies

Justina Kostinaite By Justina Kostinaite

It is very likely that every day we walk past strangers who could become our best friends, business partners or even significant others. What if we could discover people we don’t know but probably should – based on their digital profiles? One could never know which opportunistic encounter might be the most valuable connection ever made…

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Proximity Revolution: Digital Payments Made Physical

Justina Kostinaite By Justina Kostinaite

The inconvenience of splitting a bill at a restaurant is known to many, not to mention an Uber trip home, when no one knows exactly who has to pay and how much. Imagine if rather than communicating via extraneous means, smartphones could discover each other physically – depending on proximity – and interact directly peer […]

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P2P Proximity is the Trendiest Word in the Events Industry

Justina Kostinaite By Justina Kostinaite

p2p proximity enables apps to understand their proximity to nearby devices without any additional hardware. It works directly between devices, is highly accurate indoors, doesn’t drain battery life and requires no additional maintenance.

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What Google Glass, Augmented Reality and p2pkit have in common?

Franck Legendre By Franck Legendre

In my previous post, I talked about the different faces of proximity and how the People face was missing in the picture of Things and Places. In this post, I’m going to demonstrate by X,W,Z why p2pkit is THE true Augmented Reality (AR) technology. You all know the late Google Glasses [†RIP — Feb. 2013-Jan. 19th […]

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The different faces of Proximity

Franck Legendre By Franck Legendre

In the history of the digital revolution, the Internet has a prominent place. It has shrunk the world and brought us closer together. And now we’re on the verge of the next major digital revolution. Call it Physical Web or Internet of Things (IoT) and it’s coming, believe it or not, faster than you think. Yes, one of the last digital barriers left is the physical real-world, the one we can touch and feel, the one we see, in short the proximate one, funny huh?

Surely you’ve heard of beacons? Our proximity saviors. But…

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What does it take to win a modern hackathon?

Franck Legendre By Franck Legendre

As Uepaa we sponsored two great hackathons in the last 2 week(ends), OktoberHackFest in Münich and HackZürich. Both were a great success for our promoted SDK — p2pkit.io.

And as an external viewer, and sponsor, we want to share our impressions about what it takes to win a modern hackathon. Besides the fun and learning about new technologies (provided by the great sponsors like us 😉 ), winning a renowned hackathon where more than 100 participants gather can be easier than you think. As always there is no recipe for success but if you follow our advice, you might increase your chances.

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