If you have been following our blog, you must have noticed the mention of the ‘Beaconstac Starter Kit’ quite too often. If you too, like most of our readers, are interested in knowing what the kit is all about and why we introduced it, this blog will be quite helpful. Let’s get started!
1. Why the Beaconstac Starter Kit?
One question that a majority of people exploring beacons have is – ‘Where do I start?’ While the question itself doesn’t sound so complicated, the answer to it was quite a bit of that. This is because, our answer to such questions would be buy a few beacons, then integrate iBeacon technology into your app – this only to test how beacons work and if you have a business case for using it at all. My colleague recently wrote about the developer time and budget required for a beacon project.
Once you have assessed the feasibility, you would again need to think of a beacon management platform that you could use for managing beacons once you deploy them – and scale.
This is where the idea for the Beaconstac Starter Kit came up! What if we could provide a ‘one stack’ solution for beacon implementation? What if we could provide our prospective clients with everything they need to get started with their Beacon project – without a developer’s help!
2. What does the kit include?
Like I said earlier, it is a fully integrated hardware + software stack, that is a complete solution. Here’s what the kit includes:
i) Enterprise-grade beacon hardware: 4 x AA replaceable battery-powered beacons that last for 4+ years with enhanced microlocation down to 0.15m (0.5 ft) using a dual antenna.
ii) Feature-rich Beaconstac app: The Beaconstac app with SDKs for iOS and Android that helps you manage a fleet of beacons and experience proximity-based campaigns first-hand, before investing your time and money in a beacon pilot project.
iii) Access to the cloud-based proximity and analytics platform: Using the Beaconstac platform’s dashboard, you can create, manage and measure your beacon campaigns, without writing a single line of code.
3. Common questions about the Starter Kit
The most common questions we receive from our prospective clients/customers:
i) Question: Do I need to be able to code to use your starter kit?
Answer: No, not at all! With our Beaconstac app, intuitive cloud-based console, and knowledgeable support team, anyone can easily implement a beacon demo with the Beaconstac starter kit in minutes—without a developer’s help.
ii) Question: Can I use my own beacons?
Answer: Beaconstac offers an end-to-end solution, and thus our platform and SDK can only be used with our beacon hardware.
For more questions and answers, refer to the Beaconstac Starter Kit FAQ page.
Hope I have been able to address your questions about the starter kit. If you are planning a beacon pilot, take a look at Beaconstac, that includes everything you need to get started. Using Beaconstac you can set up your own campaign, without a developer’s help!