BlueCats Blog

Preparing for Android N and iOS 10

It’s that time of year - the new Android OS, Android Nougat is out and iOS 10 is just around the corner. Over the last months we have been both testing the SDKs for any compatibility issues as well as investigating any behaviour changes related to Bluetooth scanning or beacon related functionality. The good (and admittedly boring) news is that there are not any significant changes for either platform. If you are currently running the SDK for either platform and have tested with iOS 9.0 and Android M you are likely good to go with the upcoming changes, however as always it is best to test it out for yourselves and let us know what you find. For best for performance we recommend updating to the latest production release of the SDKs (available for iOS and Android). Specifically BlueCats SDK Release 2.0.2 for Android includes some optimisations in scanning to maintain responsiveness...

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BlueCats announces support for Eddystone Ephemeral Identifiers

New open BLE beacon format from Google enhances security for BlueCats beacons and platform BlueCats, a spatial intelligence platform that bridges the physical and digital divide to reveal untapped business opportunities, today announced backwards compatible support for Eddystone™, an open beacon format that supports Android and iOS devices. Working in collaboration with Google, BlueCats beacons and services will also take full advantage of the new privacy and security that Eddystone Ephemeral Identifiers (EIDs) provide. Eddystone-EIDs are designed for scenarios where businesses that deploy beacons want to manage access to the beacon signal for privacy- and security-sensitive applications. By now offering BlueCats customers beacons with support for Eddystone-EID, users can manage access to their beacons for use cases where security is paramount. “For years, BlueCats has been singularly focused on enabling our enterprise clients to scale BLE Proximity networks securely, facilitating collaboration between forward-thinking companies so they can realize incredible mobile experiences for their...

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