Street Beacon’s core approach toward communications lies in providing relevant, real-time, hyper-local information. Each Street Beacon installation has a local feed that pulls data from numerous sources curated for the location. For example, if you’re in Washington Square Park, the feed tells you why there’s so much traffic on 6th Avenue, when the N train is arriving, emergency alerts, local news, and more. Each payphone location has its own Twitter handle serving up this feed of information, making it accessible in many formats.
On the kiosk
Each kiosk has a touch-screen device that not only serves up the full local feed, but powers the phone and shows other local information related to navigation, exploration, art, and activities. Learn more here.
Via the Mobile Web
Because each Street Beacon has its own Twitter handle, users can follow that beacon’s feed on the Web. Street Beacon has an app that can follow "My Beacons", one or several beacons (for example, one by your home and one by your office), and connect you to the nearest beacon as you move around the city. So, if you’re from Brooklyn but currently in Harlem, the app connects you to the feed of information for that area, immediately giving you the most important information on what’s happening.