Nearby Notifications by Google is a great tool that allows you to reach out to Android device users through beacons, without the need of having your own mobile app. All details about Nearby Notifications are described in Google's own documentation, so we are not going into much details about them.
The purpose of this article is to highlight the things needed to work with Nearby Notifications in terms of beacon configurations and what to expect.
It is as simple as following these steps:
1. Configure your beacon on the Kontakt.io Web Panel with Eddystone UID and synchronize the changes using Kontakt.io Administration apps.
To register the beacon:
- Launch the app and select the Google Developer project you want to use.
- Position your device near the beacon. You should see a list of beacons.
- Select the beacon you want to register, then tap Register Beacon. The beacon should then appear under the Registered tab.
- Go to the Google Beacon Dashboard.
- Select your project from the list of Google Developers Console projects.
To add a Nearby Notification attachment:
- Click View beacon details and select Nearby Notifications.
- Enter a Title and two-letter language code.
- Select either Production mode or Debug mode.
- Click Web URL and choose the type of URL to add (Web URL, App intent, or Free-form App Intent).
- Fill in the corresponding fields for the selected URL type.
- Click Create to add the notification.
Make sure that your attachment follows the data format described in this article..