IBEACON VS EDDYSTONE
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IBEACON VS EDDYSTONE, WHICH IS BETTER?

By, digitalfractal
  • 10 Oct, 2022
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Eddystone

  1. Eddystone is developed by Google
  2. It is cross-platform, compatible with both Apple and iOS
  3. It is open-source, and its specifications are published openly on GitHub
  4. It can transmit 3 packets: UID, URL, and TIM
  5. It is comparatively more flexible but requires complex coding for proper integration
  6. It has in-built EIDs, and can only be identified by authorized clients
  7. It is 2 APIs: Nearby API and Proximity API, making it more powerful for fleet management

iBeacon

  1. iBeacon is developed by Apple
  2. It works with both iOS and Android, but it is native to iOS
  3. Apple controls its specifications, so it can be a bit restrictive in use
  4. It can only transmit one advertising UUID packet
  5. Being an Apple product, it is straightforward to implement
  6. It can be detected and identified by all iOS devices and some Android devices
  7. It has no specific API

WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

  • Eddystone is complex but versatile, so it is recommended for heavier usage
  • iBeacon is recommended if you want a simple, well-designed protocol for mostly iOS users

Digital Fractal can help you choose the best protocol for your business needs. Contact us now.

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