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Hybrid Mobile Development with Ionic by Gaurav Saini

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iBeacons

Beacons are devices broadcasting small data packets at regular interval. This is a one-way communication method and is based on BLE technology. Beacons advertise themselves so that devices such as smartphones can interact with them and can accordingly perform actions such as sending a push notification. Beacons enable you to get information or content according to your location and are widely effective indoors where GPS doesn't work perfectly. We can think of a beacon as a lighthouse whose sole motive is to send out signals and is unaware of devices nearby. On the other hand, smartphone devices receive these signals similar to ships at sea. Beacons just transmit some sort of ID but the data behind it is stored over the cloud and ...

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