Bluetooth LE beacons, Eddystone and Physical Web: an introduction

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons is an emerging technology. First introduced in 2013, with iBeacon launch from Apple, BLE beacons technology immediately raised a large interest in the mobile community, recently freshened with the Google introduction of Eddystone format and Physical Web project. A BLE beacon is a wireless device that periodically broadcast a Bluetooth […]

Nearables and the Eddystone quest

The IoT world was supposed to be disrupted by iBeacon, but we are still waiting. On a other hand, a first step for a world of nearables, Google released the Eddystone beacon format and the proximity API. Let’s see where this is bringing us!