News: Developer

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Nov
2019

HEROW vs Native Geofencing Tools

In short The HEROW SDK offers developers a way to monitor more locations, with higher precision and this homogeneously across devices and OS versions. Places libraries, as well as behavioral recognition algorithms, allow apps to go beyond the lat/long coordinates and understand the full context of their users. With APIs, integrations and a full SaaS […]

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25

Nov
2019

Launching Intercom Integration

The HEROW team is excited to launch our newest integration with the messaging platform, Intercom! This partnership is part of the team’s effort to allow mobile apps to enrich user engagement and communications with the addition of user context.  Centralizing user information collected through the HEROW solution within the Intercom dashboard, the integration will allow […]

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10

Oct
2018

4.0 SDK NEW VERSION FOR HEROW

To accompany the official release of Herow, the Connecthings mobile team is proud to announce the official release of the 4.0 version SDK! Here are the main change logs: New geofence detection module to detect the virtual geofence zone created on Herow. The Beacon detection module is still operational. New algorithms to manage the location […]

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15

Jun
2017

HOW TO USE THE NEW CORENFC API (IOS 11)

As you may have already seen, Apple’s WWDC 2017 brought its share of surprises, one of them being the new Core NFC API (for more information, we invite you to read our latest article here). This short tutorial will take you through how to develop an iOS application that is able to read NFC tags. Managing […]

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08

Jun
2017

APPLE OPENS UP NFC API ON IOS 11!

Apple’s WWDC 2017 started last Monday, with the announcement of many exciting news and new features. One in particular caught our attention: the release of the new Core NFC API on iOS 11! Until now, iPhones 5S and above had integrated the technology, but only Apple Pay was able to use it. Now, any iOS application will be able […]

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01

Jun
2017

NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS VS THE PHYSICAL WEB

In the same year, Google launched two technologies that seem very similar: Nearby notifications the Physical web Both technologies allow to generate beacon notifications on mobile phones, without needing to integrate an SDK in an application. Both notifications consist of a title, an icon, and a URL. So, what are the differences? Openness Nearby Notifications […]

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16

May
2017

THE GOOGLE NEARBY APP

Nearby is a recent application developed by Google, which unifies the Nearby Notification and Physical Web experiences, both types of notifications being identical for end users. As such, the Nearby app now replaces Google Chrome as the preferred solution to detect Physical Web URLs on Android. Nearby is part of the Google Services package, which is now installed on a very large number of devices. […]

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29

Jun
2016

DEV.CONNECTHINGS.COM WELCOMES YOU, DEVELOPERS!

As Bluetooth beacon technology expand and get more and more traction from developers & innovators, we recently launched a dedicated “Developers’ Space” at dev.connecthings.com. It’s packed with resources and documentations about our technologies, including tutorials (for iOS and Android) to help developers to quickly get started with beacons. You will learn how to configure your […]

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16

May
2016

BEACONS – A YEAR OF INNOVATIONS WITH GOOGLE

Since the summer of 2015, Google has made many announcements related to beacon technologies. Let’s take a retrospective look at this past year’s innovations from Google: July 14, 2015: at the start of the summer, Google surprises everyone by launching a new set of beacon frames called EddyStone. August 31, 2015: the Nearby API – a mobile SDK […]

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18

Apr
2016

HOW TO ACTIVATE THE PHYSICAL WEB ON ANDROID

When the Physical web launched in 2015, using the Google Chrome browser was the best solution to receive **[Physical Web notifications](physical-web-in-a-nutshell.html. Last summer, Google announced the launch of Nearby Notifications, another way to generate beacon notifications without needing to integrate an SDK in an application. On this occasion, Google released a new application, Google Nearby, as part of the Google Services package. This […]

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17

Apr
2016

HOW TO ACTIVATE PHYSICAL WEB ON IOS

1- Install the Chrome browser 2- Slide open your notification panel, and click on the tab “Today” 3- Add the chrome browser to your widget Click on the edit button in the tab “Today” Click on the corresponding **”+” button to add Chrome Click on done on the upper, right-hand corner 4- Now you can see the chrome widget […]

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16

Apr
2016

THE PHYSICAL WEB IN A NUTSHELL

The Physical Web is Google’s new way of interacting with connected objects. A “Physical Web” object emits a URL that triggers an interaction through a Physical Web application. The Physical Web is the new QR Code, with two major benefits: Physical Web URLs are smartly pushed to a user’s device: no need to open the application to receive notifications […]

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14

Apr
2016

WHAT IS A BEACON AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

A beacon is small device that emits frames using a Bluetooth Low Energy protocol. A beacon can emit frames in various formats. Nowadays, the most popular protocol is iBeacon (Apple technology). However, there are several other protocols on the market, such as Eddystone, which is an open-source format developed by Google. A beacon emits frames at regular advertising […]

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