A part of the Internet of Things (The Physical Web), a beacon is a small Bluetooth device that continually emits a specific webpage URL.
When a person is within range of a beacon, if they have installed a beacon detection app, such as the BeaconSage app, on their mobile device, they will receive a notification on their screen. When they select the beacon notice, they’re sent to a mobile-friendly webpage.
Yes, BeaconSage works with both Android and iOS operating systems.
The BeaconSage App allows you to discover nearby beacons and beacon pages on your mobile device. BeaconSage the service is the online platform used to build beacon pages that are visible in the BeaconSage App.
No, the BeaconSage App is not required to use the service, however, the BeaconSage app or another beacon detention app may be required for customers/visitors to receive your notifications. While Andriod devices with the OS version of 5.0 and higher have the functionality to receive notifications without an app, Google has implemented restrictions on what notifications will be received, and with previous versions of the Android OS, you must have an app. iPhone users cannot see notifications without an app.
Go to www.beaconsage.com/umbraco and enter your username and password.
BeaconSage is a very flexible service which allows you to create forms, interactive cards, and photo galleries for your pages. You can also type text, upload images and link to videos and social feeds. Read more about BeaconSage’s rich features.