Slide for iOS Shares Images via BLE Beacons

Slide for iOS Shares Images via BLE Beacons

Some of the most popular innovations these days come from photo and video sharing apps. From Vine and Snapchat to Periscope and Meerkat, photo/video apps are constantly displacing each other as the app du jour, thanks in part to rapidly evolving consumer behavior.

Slide is new to the photo game, this time bringing BLE iBeacon tech into the equation. TNW reports:

Photo sharing among friends is simple enough via social media, but not as easy when at an event where you may not be linked to everyone in attendance via Facebook. To help change that, there’s Slide, a new app that uses Bluetooth technology to send and receive pictures.

Slide works via a simple two-step process; take a picture, then slide up to send the picture on its way. By default, you’ll see everyone in your vicinity (who also uses the app) on the send screen. If you only want to send the pic to a select few, just choose them from the list and your sharing will be much more private.

Credit: The Next Web

Credit: The Next Web

As we’ve seen with apps like Jott, there is a need among younger audiences for communication when Wi-Fi and data are not accessible. Slide has potential and is an interesting use case for BLE technology. As the beacon conversation moves forward, we’ll start to see more exciting startups leveraging the technology in “not-so-obvious” ways.