How to configure your beacons to work with NearBee
With Google Nearby Notifications on Android shutting down on December 6, 2018, it would be prudent to find an alternative that works just as well as Nearby and perhaps even better. If you have a fleet of beacons and are looking to continue running proximity marketing campaigns for your business or your clients, make […]
If you have a fleet of beacons and are looking to continue running proximity marketing campaigns for your business or your clients, make the switch to NearBee, a free app that works with beacons anywhere, available for Android as well as iOS.
NearBee is a hardware agnostic app, designed to work with any manufacturer’s beacons provided they meet these requirements:
This is a step-by-step guide on how you can configure your beacons if you haven’t purchased them from Beaconstac. For the purposes of this article, we have chosen Sensoro and Minew beacons to demonstrate the steps of configuration.
Note: You must be in close proximity to the beacon you wish to configure
How to configure your Sensoro beacons for NearBee
Step 1: Open/Install the Sensoro App on Android or Sensoro Config Tool on iOS
Step 2: Check the Devices list for the beacons you wish to configure and click on it
Step 3: Tap on ‘Setting’ to edit the Settings
Step 4: In Eddystone Functions, enable UID broadcast, URL Broadcast and ensure the URL is in HTTPS format and hit ‘Save’
Here is a short video that explains all these 4 simple steps
How to configure your Minew beacons to work with NearBee
Step 1: Open/Install the Beacon Set+ app on Android and iOS
Step 2: Select the beacon you wish to configure on your ‘Devices’ list
Step 3: Tap on one of the Slots, say Slot 2 to change the frame type to UID and set the frame type for Slot 3 to URL
Step 4: When you select the frame type, choose HTTPs format for the URL and hit ‘Save’
Here is a short video that explains these 4 simple steps
We will be adding specific guides to other beacons soon. Let us know which manufacturer’s beacons you are using so that we can help you better.
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