The story behind Footmarks’ Enterprise Beacon Platform
Our Founder, Preston, has a background as an entrepreneur in the wireless and payment industries. His experience developing wireless, mobile payment and money movement platforms set the stage for what is now Footmarks. While implementing pilot programs for the U.S. government in Afghanistan and working with central banks in the Middle East, his mindset turned to what could be accomplished with various near-field technologies. While researching these technologies in early 2012, he happened upon an article that described how Apple could use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for implementing a ticketing solution. This intrigued him enough to investigate further, which led to countless late nights envisioning the future. With BLE being included in every new smartphone, it was evident to him that a market was likely to emerge.
Fast forward a few years, his strategic foresight continues to drive the company’s direction, while the strategy is being executed by experienced leadership. The Footmarks team is quickly scaling the most contextually aware, secure solution in the market.