Blesh has become one of the providers of the next-generation Bluetooth® Smart beacon format, Eddystone™, introduced by Google as the backbone of the Physical Web. Eddystone quickly deploys real-world context to users and packs together all of which BLE beacons have to offer: iBeacon, the Physical Web and what comes in line.
Eddystone-UID offers support for broadcasting an opaque unique ID, like iBeacon. Here you can find more information on the format that will guide you through the process.
With the launch of Eddystone, an open Bluetooth® Smart beacon format, Google has made the next move in shaping the IoT ecosystem that undoubtedly will have BLE as one of its main tools for proximity based interactions.
Blesh beacons with support for Eddystone come at a price of $60 per a pack, to be purchased here.
Blesh initiated the sale of its Physical Web beacons for sale, having helped the project reach more than 3.000 developers from 35 countries in seven months. The open-sourced initiative is already considered a success and is continued by the new Eddystone beacon format.
Blesh and Eddystone thus welcome other beacon vendors into the Physical Web landscape who have recently announced their support for the new format.
Developers, who have previously bought Physical Web beacons from Blesh, got an early and free access to beacons with support for Eddystone with a 2-days campaign by Blesh. Blesh will continue to promote Eddystone with new opportunities for its community.
Eddystone adopts an inclusionary view that expands the context of BLE beacons
Having gained attention from the broader beacon suppliers and kick-started the development phase, beacons with support for Eddystone are soon likely to show up in our every day lives.
What Eddystone offers is the freedom to customize every move within the IoT according to the most relevant beacon format without ever clustering the user experience.
Keeping it simple with the expanding formats of the BLE beacons
Blesh views Eddystone as a helpful format that neatly packs together iBeacon, UriBeacon and other proximity beacon standards that are likely to launch in time. Thus, Eddystone is the simplifying format for BLE beacons.
What’s in it for the Development community?
As Eddystone promises to make life easier and less cluttered for the users of IoT, so it does for the development community. Beacons that support Eddystone are open format BLE beacons that benefit from a cross platform support. Proximity Beacon API and Nearby API make the processes seamless to administer and run beacon activities. Eddystone format and the API’s that run along provide a convenient way to provision to administer the frame type, Tx power and broadcast rate. They also are most convenient for businesses that require beacon communication, as they require fewer steps to register, manage and detect beacons.
Get them at Blesh.com
Anyone who is interested in getting beacons with support for Eddystone can have a pack of 3 for $60 here. As the beacon BLE family grows, Blesh encourages the developer community to continue experiment with all: iBeacon, the Physical Web and Eddystone.