For Immediate Release

Place Global and Socket Mobile NFC Give Beacon Users New Options for Privacy

DENVER, CO - October 24, 2016 - Beacons are great to deliver personalized content directly to your mobile device. Companies, like Place Global, are dedicated to the creation of seemingly endless possibilities that beacons provide, creating beacons that share information with individuals' mobile devices with the least effort, and enriching a person's experience of that location. It is a highly desirable technology, yet it is disconcerting for some people.

NFC requires an easy yet intentional user action ("tap" on the Reader -- typically with your finger on the Home button). So NFC is an excellent complementary technology to Beacon that you can "Tap" to share your identity and authorize the Beacon system to deliver personalized information.

Socket Mobile's solution is the TouchPoint Getting Started App, which now supports the Deep Linking URL launch. This means another App can launch the TouchPoint App by issuing the URL for the TouchPoint App on the mobile device. You do this by adding Deep Linking URL launching support via "touchpoint://" (Note: To use this URL, remove the quotes and all text lower case) to another App, website, email, or any other link.

If you have a specific requirement, please contact developer@socketmobile.com so we can discuss code changes to the handle URL function.

Several Beacons can be configured to personalize delivered content. But, one Beacon is configured to trigger our "Loyalty App," so that a scan or NFC action is performed to confirm user interest when this Beacon is encountered. Other Deep Linking URLs and added parameters to perform customized actions will be possible in the future.

The Socket Mobile iOS App is available on the Apple iTunes App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchpointgettingstarted/id1120225000?mt=8

The Socket Mobile Android App and other sample code are available at GitHub (github.com/socketmobile).

For more information on Place Global's solutions which supports Socket Mobile's deep URL linking, please visit www.placeglobal.com.

Please contact Vince Coli, Sr. Product Manager, at vince@socketmobile.com if you are interested in joining the Socket Mobile TouchPoint Developer Program.

Place Global, PlaceApp, PlaceConnect and PlaceBeacons are trademarks of Place Global. iBeacon is a trademark of Apple Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.