BLE Beacon Guide: Beacon Manager app, range, battery life, barriers and more

Neha Mallik

Last Updated:  October 11, 2018

BLE Beacon Guide: Beacon Manager app, range, battery life, barriers and more

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28 responses to “BLE Beacon Guide: Beacon Manager app, range, battery life, barriers and more”

  1. […] our full post on ‘Beacon FAQs: What you need to know‘. You will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about beacons, […]

  2. Siva says:

    Very Good Post,…. Its clarified me so much about iBeacon technology. Thanking you

  3. Neha Mallik says:

    Thanks Siva.Through our blogs and webinars, we try our best to share our knowledge about beacons and iBeacon technology. I am glad you liked it.

  4. ladigeektale says:

    Thank you for this FAQ, I now better understand what Beacons/iBeacons are and how they work.. etc, really clear now 😉
    should you have more details, maybe in french , You can mail me @ [email protected]
    thank you.

    • Neha Mallik says:

      I am glad you liked the post. If I find any more details I will share it with you via mail. Thanks!

  5. Stephanie B says:

    Thank you for the great FAQ – very helpful! Do you have a network of retailers that merchants can utilize if the merchant does not have its own retail store? For example, we sell photo products online but could use a beacon in a camera shop.

    • Lakshmi says:

      Hello Stephanie, we do not have a network of retailers, yet. However, if you’ve partnerships with retailers, you may initiate a conversation and we’ll be happy to help you out.

  6. Sneh Pallav says:

    Thank you for sharing this information. Now that Android Lollipop is out in the market, can you tell us on its beacon support? Does it still drain a lot of battery? Or is it near to the optimal performance offered with iOS?

    • Neha Mallik says:

      Hi Pallav, as far as I know, the new APIs implemented by Android 5.0 allow background scanning that is much easier on the battery. As for the comparison with iOS, Android 5.0 is closer to parity with iOS.

      • Sneh Pallav says:

        Another supplementary question. Can the settings for the beacons changed remotely? Or do we have to be in range of the beacon with some app on the phone that will trigger the settings to be changed?
        Also, can you tell me any retailer or business in India that is using this technology.

  7. Shannon Gowan says:

    Hi there,
    I was wondering if the beacons could be used for photo identification? For example in a large crowd with a camera that is taking pictures, would it be able to identify the users that have their bluetooth turned on? thanks for the help!

  8. Faizan Ali Khan says:

    I am interested in purchasing the starter kit. Can you please share your email.

  9. Leo says:

    Hi, Thank you for sharing this knowledge. I have one question, ibeacons have so many brand like estimote, seecky, reco, etc. Each brand has their own apps to manager, it’s has possible using one apps to manage different brand of ibeacon?

    • Neha Mallik says:

      Hi Leo, yes you can make an app work with different brands of beacons, as long as the app detects the beacon signals and responds according to the predetermined actions set in the app.

  10. Prakash KS says:

    BEACONS….Superbly Explained! Thanks!

  11. Paresh Vaghela says:

    Wonderful Content

  12. paul rylands says:

    Hi All. Firstly some great info here. A simple (maybe stupid) question from not very techie person. How easy would it be to simply purchase some basic beacons and start using them with already existing publicly available Apps. The main idea being to simply start to understand what is possible – rather than deliver something specific. Thanks a lot

  13. Yousif Rauf says:

    HI All. I dont understand why the small led is switched on(Beaconstac; Model BLE M1-AA)
    what does it indicate?
    Hope to get some useful answer

  14. Shameer Jobanputra says:

    Hi, so in essence, a phone had to have its bluetooth constantly switched on for it to read beacons? Or once the app is integrated with beacon technology, no use for the blue tooth to be switched on constantly?

  15. […] Mallik, N. (2014a, 5 augustus). Beacon FAQs: Everything you need to know. Geraadpleegd op 14 mei 2017 via https://blog.beaconstac.com/2014/08/beacon-faqs-everything-you-need-to-know/ […]

  16. […] Beacons are transmitters of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio waves signals. BLE functions in the range between NFC and GPS. The devices work indoors, which makes it ideal for communicating with customers. Beacons allow the customer’s application to find if it is close (in proximity) to a specific location such as display or aisle. Beacon solutions are the favorite tech for Location Marketing.Beacons face three challenges: First, the layers of security require a series of opt-in. Second, due to privacy concerns many customers shy the retailer’s application. And third, WiFi/GPS technologies are improving fast to work indoors. […]

  17. Rajat Namdev says:

    Does a beacon can identify a customer by its UUID?

    • Priyanga says:

      The app will identify the beacon with the help of the id number which is transmitted by the beacon. This id number will be sent to the cloud server by the application. The server receives the id number and responds to the application according to the action which is assigned to the id number.

  18. […] Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons function in the wireless range between NFC (payments) and WiFi. Beacons are ideal for secure communication with customers. Beacons are the preferred tech for In-Store Location Marketing. […]

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