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BeHere seamlessly tracks attendance as students walk through the door.

Tiffany Nesbit
  • 1 april 2014

Apple’s iBeacon is being used by more and more retailers, but new app BeHere uses that same technology to aid teachers in the classroom by automatically taking attendance as students enter the room.

Created by Brazillian-based mobile developing company, Beelieve, BeHere uses Bluetooth LE-enabled transmitters to communicate and push alerts to other iOS 7 devices running the same app in a given space. Teachers can simply start the app from their iPads, and any student who walks through the door with the app running from their iPhones or iPods will be registered as present.

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This app allows teachers to gain more teaching time and gives students an additional way to seek out support. They can use the app to ask questions about assignments with the click of a button, as well as connect the app to their Facebook profiles for easier access. Teachers will see new students questions/ requests in a queue and can respond from the app.

Beelieve’s previous work includes the Game Coder app, which allows users to create and share their own games, without having to do their own coding. The company has postponed additional work on that app to focus on BeHere.

Developers Ricardo Rauber, Maurício Meirelles, Maurício T. Zaquia, and Ricardo Rauber Pereira have been working on BeHere since the launch of iOS 7 SDK. They self-funded the app and in doing so have created a new aspect for iBeacon outside of retail.

BeHere is currently being tested by several universities and has almost 400 users, a long way from its initial population of 17, and it doesn’t appear to be slowing down. With students getting mobile devices at younger ages, the app can also be a useful tool for k-12 educators.

BeHere is available for free in the iTunes store.

[h/t TechCrunch]

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