We’re proud to announce that GemTot USB Beacons now fully support both the iBeacon and AltBeacon specification. This means that a single GemTot beacon is able to simultaneously broadcast iBeacon and AltBeacon signals!
What is AltBeacon?
The AltBeacon specification, developed by Radius Networks, defines the format of the advertisement message that Bluetooth Low Energy proximity beacons broadcast. AltBeacon was created to support beacon implementations in mobile platforms such as Android and Windows. Where iBeacon is the standard format for iOS devices, AltBeacon is the standard for non-iOS devices.
Why does this matter?
For developers looking to implement beacons with Android apps, the AltBeacon library is becoming the standard. While iBeacon remains the most popular and well-known phrase, it’s limited to iOS devices.
GemTot Beacons now make it easy for Android developers to build proximity services into apps. Our GemTot Beacons simultaneously broadcast both iBeacon and AltBeacon signals, enabling proximity services for iOS, Android, and much more.
Want to deliver amazing proximity experiences to all customers regardless of their mobile device? Need a dual-broadcasting beacon to further refine your Android app?
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