Eddystone vs Physical Web vs iBeacon: Why Eddystone will Rule the Beacon Space

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Proximity technologies and solutions have been attracting the attention of marketers, businesses and investors alike for the past few years and this interest has only been growing. This enthusiasm in the proximity market can be attributed to the pace at which the industry has been growing. Today, there are a wide range of proximity solutions […]

Best of Beacons this Week: Things you need to know about Bluetooth 5 and more

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What is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) offering you with Blutooth 5? How are retailers using high-end display technology to attract high-end customers? Our latest beacon roundup aims to answer all the above questions, plus a bit more. Dig into the content below for posts on the release of Bluetooth 5, iBeacon Marketing finally taking […]

Google’s Eddystone vs Apple’s iBeacon: Who is winning in the Beacon Space in 2016?

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It goes without saying that a lot has happened in the beacon space since the launch of iBeacon at WWDC 2013.  With more and more marketers including beacons as a critical part of their digital marketing budgets, proximity has now turned into a serious business. These tiny devices have moved beyond retail and are currently […]

Mobile Payment Showdown: Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Beacons

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According to a recent research by TrendForce, a Taiwan-based analyst firm, 2016 will see a a 37.8% year-on-year growth in mobile payments, which means consumers all over the world are predicted to spend a total of US $620 Billion in 2016 as compared to $450 Billion in 2015. The research also predicts that total mobile […]

Best of Beacons this Week: Citibank commits to beacons, and more

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We are back with this week’s best of beacons post. In this feature, we cover some interesting news and updates from how Citibank leveraged beacons to enable easy ATM access to an interesting post on how businesses can choose the best beacon protocol (between iBeacon and Eddystone) for their proximity marketing campaigns. So, sit back […]

Unacast Feature – Eddystone or iBeacon: Which Beacon Protocol suits your Proximity Marketing Campaign?

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If you are someone who has been closely following the news on the beacon world, I bet you have already read a score of articles on the ‘Beacon Wars’ between Google’s Eddystone and Apple’s iBeacon. While we saw Apple leading the beacon front in the year 2015 with a number of huge brands such as […]

Li-Fi vs Wi-Fi vs iBeacon (BLE) technology

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The growth of location-based technologies has not escaped anyone’s notice as location continues to revolutionize location-based services, analytics, advertising revenue opportunities and much more. The Location Based Services (LBS) and Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) market itself is growing at a CAGR of 37.1% and is expected to reach 54.95 Billion USD by 2020, from 11.36 […]

Beacons or Geofencing or Both? 3 Brands Killing it with this Lethal Combination

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Editor’s Note: This blog was updated on July 9, 2019 to reflect all the latest changes in the proximity marketing market. Over the last four years there has been a technological uprising in the way modern marketers have gone about implementing location-based marketing. Beacons first came into the picture when Apple released the iBeacon specification […]

[Webinar Slides] Will Eddystone take on iBeacon in 2016?

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According to recent Global Location Trends Report, year 2016 will see an undeniable rise in the growth of location-based technologies with 41% of marketers set to invest in beacons. One of the other key takeaways from the report is that strategies with strong physical context components will be at the forefront of brands’ minds this […]

Best of Beacons this Week: Rite Aid installs Bluetooth Beacons in over 4,500 US Stores and more

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We are back with another power-packed issue of ‘Best of Beacons this Week’ as we celebrate the beginning of 2016. This week we’ve got a great lineup of beacon articles in store, right from news of the large-scale beacon deployment by Rite Aid, to information about a new technology called Li-Fi, and a vital report […]