December 10, 2013 9:21 PM Subscribe
I'm curious where iBeacon stands, competitively speaking. They're just APIs to use Bluetooth LE, but there are a bunch of other details that I'm less aware of.
posted by jragon to Technology (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
For example, how many Macs/iOS devices can use Bluetooth LE compared to Android and Windows/Windows Phone? I think Android devices could theoretically support something like iBeacon, but only Android 4.3 and later. MLB signed a deal with Apple for iBeacon, but how hard would it be to make the same thing work on Android? What about Windows Phone?
There are a ton of technologies that Apple didn't invent first, and don't seem that hard to imitate, but don't get the same traction Apple's do. Where does iBeacon seem to be landing?