Abstract—Attendance is a must for students. Without the attendance process, the lecturer or teacher cannot assess the participation of a student. But in the process now, attendance is still done manually using paper. Where later the paper will be signed by students. But this will cause problems. The first problem is the use of excess paper and the second problem is the difficulty for the administration to recapitulate student attendance results. This is because so many attendance papers must be analyzed by the administration. Therefore, a student attendance system is needed that can collect data quickly, efficiently and accurately. This student attendance system is done by conducting data collection, system analysis, system design, and system implementation. This system is created using the PHP and Java Android programming languages. The System is also using Ibeacon as classroom identifier. The purpose of this study is to make attendance system applications of students and class schedule notifications based on IBEACON, it is expected that the attendance process will be more efficient and can be easily monitored by lecturers and by the central administration. . Keywords—Attendance, Application, Ibeacon, Schedule
iBeacon is a name for Apple technology standards, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen to signals from beacons in the physical world. Basically, iBeacon technology allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on the micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy or commonly called Bluetooth beacon. Attendance is an activity of data retrieval in order to find out the number of attendance in a course. Every activity that requires information about students will attend attendance. This also happens in the learning process. The usefulness of this attendance happens to students and parties to the teaching and learning process. One of the uses of this attendance system to students is, among other things, in calculating the likelihood that students will take exams and one of the uses of this attendance information to those who are teaching and learning activities, among others, to evaluate students’ satisfaction with a subject and create benchmarks for the future. giving better knowledge. Retrieval of attendance data itself is done manually has many shortcomings, Another disadvantage of manually retrieving data is the loss or damage of existing data. Another disadvantage is the lack of efficiency and effectiveness in data processing . The use of mobile and web applications is said to be more effective and efficient because of the ease in accessing and retrieving information. In addition, with the addition of IBeacon technology that has location-based features, we can base the attendance process on classrooms and subject schedules on the class, so the information submitted is not only limited to attendance but also information about class schedules and lecturers who teach the course.