Survive the zombie apocalypse in WebLinc's iBeacon-powered mobile game - Technical.ly Philly

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Jun. 17, 2014 11:55 am

Survive the zombie apocalypse in WebLinc’s iBeacon-powered mobile game

iBeacon is an Apple technology that lets iOS apps get location-based notifications through Bluetooth.
ZomBeacon is like The Walking Dead in mobile game format. (Photo via RobShep.com)

ZomBeacon is like The Walking Dead in mobile game format. (Photo via RobShep.com)

You’re either a zombie or a survivor in a new iBeacon-powered mobile game from ecommerce company¬†WebLinc‘s innovation arm, WebLinc Labs.

iBeacon is an Apple technology that lets iOS apps to get location-based notifications through Bluetooth. In ZomBeacon, a map shows you when zombies are close by and that’s your cue to flee. If you’re a zombie, the map shows you all your nearby targets.

Download ZomBeacon for free

WebLinc Labs has been around for two years, the company said through a spokesman, but ZomBeacon is the first project to come out of the lab that has wider appeal. Other projects have been more technical, like “Testing your front-end for i18n with the pseudolocalization widget.” WebLinc Labs is also experimenting with Google Glass.

Companies: WebLinc
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