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Beacons vs. Geo-fencing

What’s the Difference Between Beacons and Geofencing?

by Sysco LABS Mobile 3 December 2015

At Leapset we have been experimenting with the Apple iBeacon, estimote and other preeminent NFC and geo-fencing technologies to see if they can be implemented to augment the restaurant experience. But what exactly is the difference between Beacons and Geofencing? Well this great article from Mashable breaks it down perfectly: 

In the latest video of our Ask a Dev series, iOS Engineer Andrew Frederick breaks down the different reasons for using beacons and geofencing.

“Beacons and geofencing try to achieve a similar goal. They both want to identify a user’s proximity to a particular location,” says Frederick. “These two technologies compliment rather than conflict with each other. If you’re building a location aware app, you can pinpoint your users down to the inch”.

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Original article link: http://mashable.com/2014/02/24/beacons-geofencing-location/

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