Can Beacons function without the app being opened?


Since Beacons require an app to function, does it also require users to have the app running (foreground or in the background) to work as well? In other words, if I plan to use it in a store, not only do the people walking past my store need to have the app installed on their devices, they also need to have the app running in order to receive notifications from the Beacons?

Can the Beacons activate the app themselves if they are not running?

Is it possible that the Beacons asks for permission to open the required app?

Hi @Herman,

the beacons can’t do such action. They only emit the signal to indicate their presence.
Maybe you could build an app’ that is always in background (a service) and notifies the Bluetooth signals…