My focus this week is on Mobile Apps and Beacon Technology – To get started, what is needed to use Beacons? You need an App and a relationship with a provider who has a platform that supports Beacons.
How does a beacon work? Beacons work using Bluetooth low energy and are often powered by batteries that have a life from anywhere from 1 month to a couple of years. The range of a beacon can be up to 70m without any obstructions and they work with both iOS and Android devices.
Tomorrow I will introduce use cases of using Beacons.