Beacon Idea #6: Your bag has arrived

Xamarin is holding contest to get ideas of how beacons (iBeacons) can be used to context-aware mobile applications.

I have been doing a lot of research on beacons so I thought I’d share some of my ideas.

The Concept: Notify you when your bag is at the bag claim

It’s late, you’ve had a long trip, and now you are standing around at the luggage carousel waiting for your bag to arrive.

The Problem

You would like to be just sitting around rather than be standing around, waiting for your bag.

The Solution

Apply a low-profile beacon, like the Estimote Sticker to the bag and create an app that will automatically notify you when it gets within range of the phone.