As ibeacons are being adopted by the major retailers, they have completely changed the way people shop at the stores, all is because of iBeacon application development and BLE. But what is it that make people reluctant to make beacons the part of their life? What are the confusions regarding privacy that are being created?
It is time that people know the truth and let go off their misunderstandings about Beacons hindering their privacy!
So if you think “I am being spied upon” or “I don’t want to get overwhelmed with offers”, here are some clarifications:
iBeacons / BLE Devices don’t know you
BLE is a very transparent technology. Although you encounter them everywhere you go, you don’t have to freak out about them. Your phone broadcasts bluetooth which you are quite open to. It is a low range communication system. Similarly, beacons are a step ahead to them and are tiny computers that emit signals to your phone.
The beacons only send the data which is needed. So it doesn’t have the access to track you or any of your information. They are designed in such a way that they do not know you are receiving signals. Just like when you switch on the radio on your phone, it doesn’t get your information as a user and cannot recognize you.
Your privacy is important
Your privacy is indeed very important and hence companies like Apple have provided the facility for you to grant the permission. If you get constant updates even without granting a permission, it might mean you have
- Downloaded app of the brand you choose to buy often
- Used the app on the same day or
- Chosen ‘Yes’ when asked to provide information about your location.
Denying the permission
So in case of any of the above reasons, you can go back to disabling your phone access to beacons. Just go to your phones ‘Settings app’ option and choose Privacy> Location Services. And yes, if the bluetooth in your phone is disabled, there is no way Beacons can get an access to your phone.
Always remember the fact that BLE app development or beacons cannot give out your name, credit card number and other details to anyone. They just broadcast your numbers so that the retailers can find you in their databases and identify you.
LetsNurture for iBeacon App Development- We have our Own Beacons
At LetsNurture, we build ibeacon apps for retailers, entrepreneurs and others. We think that Beacons are awesome. When it comes to iBeacon app development for various uses, there are few selected firms that create the best. LetsNurture, is one of such firms that does iBeacon app development on demand. We also have been a brand that has boosted the business of several companies through ibeacon development or BLE App Development. LetsNurture thinks that Beacons/iBeacons and BLE technologies are awesome. Why not share your thoughts with us on Beacons or approach us for your requirements? Write to us on [email protected] or get in touch here so that one of our business executives can help you with your queries.