Beacons - a year of innovations with Google

Since the summer of 2015, Google has made many announcements related to beacon technologies.

Let's take a retrospective look at this past year's innovations from Google:

  • July 14, 2015: at the start of the summer, Google surprises everyone by launching a new set of beacon frames called EddyStone.
  • August 31, 2015: the Nearby API - a mobile SDK to interact with Eddystone beacons - is officially launched.
  • April 14, 2016: Google announces the EID frame, a secure frame for beacons to avoid piggybacking.
  • May 18, 2016: Google announces the launch of Nearby Notifications during the Google I/O summit - i.e. the ability to create beacon notifications without any application on Android phones!

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