PunchClock, An Office In/Out Tracker That Utilizes Apple’s iBeacons


PunchClock is definitely an office in/out tracker by Mac pc and iOS software developer Anxiety that uses Apple’ s iBeacons and iOS 8 to keep tabs on when people are in the office. Panic also added the ability to send push notifications to anyone marked “ in” via PunchClock. Though the tracker is not really a retail product, Panic has made PunchClock available on GitHub.

With this new technology in-hand, this wasn’t too long before I merged a brand new office In/Out tracker called PunchClock. It uses a combination of a geo-fence and iBeacon tracking, plus a basic Sinatra backend hosted at Heroku. The part that took the particular longest to fine-tune was figuring out the right combination of polling to provide good location information without draining the particular battery.

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