Citybeez (connected service)
Citybeez is a connected poster frame + an app.
The Citybeez service is built for every establishment that has to promote events (museums, bars, clubs, art galleries, fashion shows, etc.) and people who wants to be inform about events around them. So the service is separated in 2 parts: the establishment owner side and the user side. The poster frame owner has to subscribe to the back-end service platform to change/manage informations. For his part, the user has to download the app and turn on his smartphone Bluetooth to use the service.
The establishment owner (the Citybeez back-end platform):
Every poster frame is built with a Beacon inside. They send informations about the poster they are promoting. Informations are sent via Bluetooth.
The user side (the Citybeez application):
Every where he will move, he will collect different informations about different events and places he walked around (as a bee in a flower garden). The user can manage received informations through different filters into his profile on the app.
This project was realised for a one week workshop (connected object workshop) at school, by groupe of 2. We designed the interfaces, we coded the app and also the poster frame: the poster frame send informations by Bluetooth to the application that translate it into a graphical element that represents event. Every poster frame send the event informations about the poster they have (e.g. a poster of Justin Bieber’s concert sends informations about the Justin Bieber’s concert related with).