Woll2Woll’s BEAM (Beacon External Advanced Mapper) makes RAD Server’s BeaconFence technology so much more flexible, and it is the March 2018 Winner of our Cool App contest. With RAD Server and BeaconFence it is easy to create an application that accurately tracks indoor location. Using the IDE map layout editor the developer places beacons on the floor plan, and then the app can accurately track the device location through the map.
Woll2Woll’s BEAM makes it easy to let your end-users edit and create their own maps for use with your BeaconFence app. This flexibility makes your apps so much more useful and powerful. You can build your app around BeaconFence without concern about the specifics of the location where it will be used. Then with BEAM it can be updated to based on beacon placement and the floor plan.
Beyond BeaconFence and FireMonkey BEAM also makes use of Woll2Woll’s amazing FirePower components to round out its user interface. According to Roy Wall of Woll2Woll software, “BEAM uses RAD Studio’s FireMonkey so it is a universal application that shines in both usability and performance . . . with a common codebase it is trivial to add advanced features with a single development team.” The great thing is BEAM is available on iOS, macOS, Windows, and Android, supporting touch input as well as keyboard and mouse. It is in all the major App stores.
Interested in submitting for the Embarcadero’s Cool App contest? It’s open to any business or consumer application built with RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder. Embarcadero awards Cool App contest winners a $500 Amazon gift card and winning submissions are also highlighted on the company’s YouTube channel. For more information on the contest and a link to the submission form, click here.