Place Tips is basically Facebook’s Location Based Notification application that runs inside the Facebook app that will push notifications to your smartphone when you are near a particular store. So if you are window-shopping in front of an electronics retailer, which happens to have Facebook’s Bluetooth beacon installed, then chances are that you’ll get a notification with information (and maybe, offers) to your smartphone automatically. All you need to do, is have the Facebook app installed on your device.
Now Available Across United States of America
Facebook initially rolled out Place Tips to a few select retailers in New York at the beginning of this year. According to Engadget, it is now available to any business in America and if you are a business owner, you could request a free beacon for your company, using their web page.