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Is iBeacon or Eddystone Best for My Particular Situation?

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There are lots of factors you should consider when choosing between iBeacon and Eddystone. The following articles and blog posts explain what beacons are and how iBeacon and Eddystone works:

What are Beacons?

iOS and Android Apps

Trigger Data and Beacon Servers

Eddystone-URL and The Physical Web

Which Beacons are Compatible with iOS and Android?

The main consideration is whether you can afford or already have an app. iBeacon needs an app. This can be your app or one provided as part of a solution. Eddystone only needs a secure (https), shortened, web address to point to that can be as simple as your shortened Facebook web address.

Every situation is obviously different and we hope the above information provides enough detail for you to determine whether iBeacon or Eddystone is best for your needs. If not, we offer consultancy services.

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Article ID: 14
Category: Choosing Beacon Products

 
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