Bluetooth beacons are transmitters that use Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 (BLE) to broadcast signals that can be heard by compatible or smart devices. These transmitters can be powered by batteries or a fixed power source such as a USB adapter. When a smart device is in a beacon’s proximity, the beacon will automatically recognize it and will be able to interact with that device.
A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to be introduced to the Eddystone project by the team here in London. It’s certainly a very interesting project and I thought it’d be a good idea to share our experience.