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.
A beacon detection app, such as the BeaconSage app, has always been required for iPhone users to see Eddystone beacon notifications, like those employed by the BeaconSage platform. And as of December 6, 2018, Google no longer supports Nearby Notifications for Android users, which means they too must have a beacon detection app to receive beacon notifications. At BeaconSage we help our clients form a Proximity Marketing Plan, in which downloading a beacon detection app, like BeaconSage, is forefront, which generates customer loyalty while improving adoption rates and engagement! The BeaconSage app is available free for iPhone (iTunes App Store) and Android (Google Play).
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.