More about Beacons

What are iBeacons? Apple’s iBeacon is a protocol that is meant to be used with the BLE enabled beacons. This technology assists the mobile applications in recognizing that any BLE enabled receiver is in the proximity of the BLE beacon. These beacons can communicate with any BLE enabled receiver and transmit data. The feature is included in iOS 7 and beyond. Similarly the Android 4.3+ systems also supports the iBeacons….

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Beacon 101

Ok, but what is a beacon then? http://www.beaconsandwich.com/what-is-ibeacon.html Non-technical people will imagine beacons as a small battery-powered device sticked onto a wall or place. Technical people will say it’s a small Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) device that broadcasts a small amount of data every second or so. At a hardware level, beacons are BLE devices broadcasting data using Apple’s “iBeacon” protocol. At software level, beacons are messages sent by broadcasting…

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