WSO2 Guest Webinar: Building the World’s Biggest iBeacon Living Lab with WSO2

  • By Mohamed Usama Mansoor
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  • 29 Sep, 2015
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On-Demand Webinar

WSO2 Guest Webinar: Building the World’s Biggest iBeacon Living Lab with WSO2

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (GMT)
Webinar Slides

The city of Amsterdam, together with Yenlo and partners, is building the biggest iBeacon Living Lab with the help of WSO2 products. Beacons are small radio devices that send out a bluetooth signal that can be picked up by nearby smartphones. As part of the smart city initiative, these beacons will literally become part of the city. First, the iBeacon Mile (slightly longer than 3.4km), consisting of 60 beacon installations, will be built from the central station of Amsterdam to the Scheepvaartmuseum. Within a year there will be almost 3000 beacons throughout the city of Amsterdam.

Beacons allow for a much more precise determination of location (from 80 or so meters to less than 50 centimetres) enabling a new level of location based services both indoors and outdoors. Through this, navigation, hyper local advertising, couponing, showing historic content about monuments and many other services become a reality.

In order to make this possible we are creating a solution with WSO2 products to open up the beacons to developers by offering a set of public APIs. In this webinar we will discuss

  • The iBeacon Mile project
  • How we open up a public set of APIs to developers using


Rob Blaauboer Senior Business Consultant and Solution Architect, Yenlo

Rob is a Senior Business Consultant and Solution Architect with more than twenty years experience. In addition to his work he is an active blogger working on a number of articles on the 'Internet of Things' and a WSO2 'Getting Started with ...' series in which he talks about WSO2 components and their purpose especially aimed at non technical readers.

Jonathan Carter Co-founder and Technical Director, Glimworm IT

Jonathan is the co-founder of Glimworm and has a strong technical base. His focus is on Smart city and Internet of Things and of course iBeacons. For that purpose he co-founded Glimworm Beacons in 2014. A very good way to connect to other Smart City, IoT and Beacons is to organize meetup groups in Amsterdam (like Appcelerator titanium, Push2Press, iBeacons). He is extending it to a 4th meetup group - The Amsterdam Internet of Things meetup. Jonathan is a mentor at StartupBootcamp Amsterdam for IoT related startups, and a proud member of Appsterdam.

Daniel Stevanovic Integration Consultant, Yenlo

Daniel is a integration consultant at Yenlo with over 7 years of experience in software development, middleware and service-oriented architecture (SOA) with knowledge of e.g. Java, JavaEE, Spring, OAuth. He is working on several middleware integration projects using WSO2 product stack.


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  • Mohamed Usama Mansoor
  • Lead - Revenue Operations
  • WSO2