Displaying content for Beacons

One of the key functions of Beacon technology, is to display content on your device when you are within range of a Beacon. For this reason we've created the Kontakt.io Android Showcase app.

It currently includes two demo options: Notifications and Proximity.

Notifications Demo

The notifications Demo, as the name implies, will allow you to receive a notification once you are in range of a beacon. To use this demo, you require your Android device, once Kontakt.io beacon and some space, as you will need to move your device away of the beacon.

Once you start, the app will guide you through the process. All you need to do is:

  1. Place your beacon next to your device. If there is no nearby device, the app will let you know.
  2. Create the notification by adding a message and image.
  3. Remove your device from the beacon's range. You will know when you are far enough as the app's background turns green.
  4. Lock your device.

Once you finish the set up, all that is left to do is lock your phone's screen and walk back to where you left your beacon. When you get in range of the beacon, you will receive the notification on your device.

Proximity Demo

The proximity demo works in a similar way to the notifications demo, but instead of displaying a notification, the content on the app will change depending on the beacon that is closer to your location. For this demo at least two Kontat.io beacons are needed.

For this demo, you will need to scan the beacons and add at least two locations. For this demo, we will place our beacons in the kitchen and the bedroom, (images are optional).

 Once you have finish creating the locations, you will need to place the beacon in their respective location, at least 5 meters between each other.

Once placed all you need to do is walk between your locations and see how the content changes from one location to the next.

Here is an image that shows the transition between locations.

More demos coming soon.

- 2017-10-24 21:13:02 UTC
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