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How can beacons be detected without an app?

As of now, the native iBeacon apis on iOS and Android do not allow discovery of beacons without a dedicated app installed on the phone. 


For iOS:

The closest possible option (since our beacons are Eddystone compliant) is to install the Chrome app on your phone and enable Today widget for the app. This way your device will be able to discover the beacon and the Eddystone URL being transmitted by it.


For Android:

Google recently released an update for Chrome version 49 on Android which can detect beacons. 


For more please visit: 

http://blog.beaconstac.com/2016/03/8-ways-eddystone-and-the-physical-web-can-make-your-daily-life-easier/

http://blog.beaconstac.com/2016/03/creating-an-eddystone-campaign-for-your-hotel-using-beaconstac/

http://blog.beaconstac.com/2015/09/announcing-eddystone-compliant-beacons-and-the-beaconstone-app/

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