& Anuj Deshpande

Beacons, Eddystone 

& the Physical Web

"The possibilities are strong with this one"

-D. Vader
Lead Dev, The Empire

The Chancellor's signal is coming from right there, the observation platform at the top of that spire

(close doors)

Bluetooth 4.0 LE

  • not a replacement to classic BT
  • rapid updates 
  • radically different design principles

source : BLE - The Developer's Handbook

Robin Heydon

GPS is great. But what's next?

A New Hope

GPS : meters :: beacons : centimeters


  • Support at the OS layer
  • Only Apple

major : 2 bytes
minor : 2 bytes

Apple announces iBeacon

GPRS : WiFi :: GPS : beacons

Empire Strikes Back




Google launches Eddystone in 2015
  • Bring Internet to BLE
  • Open

API you must have, my young padawan

  • Places API
  • Proximity Beacon API
  • Nearby Messages API
  • Vendor APIs

The 3 phases in the life of a beacon Jedi

  • Install PhyWeb app, and make another phone act as a beacon
  • Get at least 4 developer-friendly-hardware beacons
  • Get made-for-deployment beacons and sell it with your app

The force of the beacon awakens

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