1What are beacons? Beacons are small, low power radio transmitters which transmit their signals in an interval. Cellphones and other devices which has Bluetooth LE can sense beacon signals when they are in range and show notifications accordingly.
In dictionary beacons are defined as a device that attract attention to a specific location by means of lights. In technology we exactly do this by means of Bluetooth signals and smart phones.
2Where Can I use Beacons? Beacons can be used in shopping malls, parking, hospitals, airports, hotels, corporate offices, warehouses, etc.
3Do beacons interact with Android and iOS? Yes, Android and ios both can scan for, see and act on ibeacons. Android only supported BLE as an Android 4.3 and as it is shown in Google Dashboard %95 of Android users are using Android 4.3 and higher.
Although android operating system and applications support scanning and acting on ibeacon and Eddystone, iOS operating system does not have background support for Eddystone and is not going to start up your apps when there is a Eddystone beacon in vicinity.
1What is Proximity Technology? Proximity technology is localized wireless distribution of signals associated with a particular place. These transmissions can be received by individuals in that location who wish to receive them and have the equipment to do so.
2What is Proximity Push Notification? Proximity Push Notifications are the best ways to interact with your users when there are in your desired locations and you want to give them relative contents.
1What is indoor mapping? An indoor positioning system (IPS) is a system to locate objects or people inside a building using lights, radio waves, magnetic fields, acoustic signals, or other sensory information collected by mobile devices. There are several commercial systems on the market, but there is no standard for an IPS system.
IPS helps smartphones determine their approximate location or context. With the help of an iBeacon, a smartphone's software can approximately find its relative location to an iBeacon in a store. Brick and mortar retail stores use the beacons for mobile commerce, offering customers special deals through mobile marketing, and can enable mobile payments through point of sale systems.
1What is Ibeacon? iBeacon is the name for Apple’s technology standard, which allows Mobile Apps (running on both iOS and Android devices) to listen for signals from beacons in the physical world and react accordingly. In essence, iBeacon technology allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver hyper-contextual content to users based on location. The underlying communication technology is Bluetooth Low Energy.
2What is BLE(Bluetooth Low Energy)? Bluetooth Low Energy is a wireless personal area network technology used for transmitting data over short distances. As the name implies, it’s designed for low energy consumption and cost, while maintaining a communication range similar to that of its predecessor, Classic Bluetooth.
1What is Eddystone? Eddystone is a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon profile released by Google in July 2015. The Apache 2.0-licensed, cross-platform, and versioned profile contains several frame types, including Eddystone-UID, Eddystone-URL, and Eddystone-TLM. Eddystone-URL is used by the Physical Web project, whereas Eddystone-UID is typically used by native apps on a user's device, including Google's first party apps such as Google Maps