Eddystone beacons are based on a new type of beacon technology. At the of this article you will find links to introductory articles that explain what Eddystone is. The Eddystone protocol was developed by Google, and is an open and extensible standard for beacons. Beacon vendors have embraced the standard and offer Eddystone compatible beacons.
Real-world example - a beacon attached to copier can provide information and how-to guides via a clever mobile app!
In comparison with iBeacon technology, Eddystone gives you more information, such as the URL of the beacon (hence the concept of the "Physical Web"), signal strength, temperature and battery level. The standard also has room for extensions such as data from embedded sensors, for example motion, orientation, temperature, humidity, light and sound.
The Eddystone functionality is implemented as a Cordova/PhoneGap plugin. This is an open-source plugin you can use to build a native app for publication on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. This plugin is included with Evothings Viewer, so you don't need to do anything special to run an Eddystone app when using Evothings Viewer. When your app is ready to be published, build it using Cordova. More on this below.
Here is what you need to get up and running:
The easiest way to get started is to explore the Eddystone Scan example app that comes with the Evothings Studio download:
A quick way to create your own app is to copy the example app:
Experiment by making some changes to the code:
To change the label that appears in the "My Apps" listing, alter the title tag in index.html.