CURRENT PROGRESS REPORTS FROM ANDROID DEVELOPERS IN ESTIMOTE
Release plan for Q4:
ProximitySDK beta release - our own tag-based proximity. Use it to achieve the similar behaviour as using iBeacon (monitoring/ranging). It uses our own packets called Estimote Location and is backed-up by our own data-science. Read more here -> http://blog.estimote.com/post/166007374930/the-most-reliable-proximity-tech-now-with-a
Indoor Location SDK update with our new scanning mechanism - will use new scanning mechanism instead of an old
BeaconManager. The user experience will be much improved. -
Support for Android Things - you will be able to run our new ProximitySDK on Android Things platform! How cool is that?!
Some stuff that we are aware of, and we will work on it:
Documentation (javadocs, KDoc) - there are some difficulties with our tool for managing docs, but we are working on that. Soon we will update all the docs
Support for older phones (4.0 - 5.0) - they should work well too, but we will be providing better support for those in the close future. If you would have any problems with our new SDK running on any older device - let us know + you may also use our current SDK for now.
Let us know what you think - we are open for feedback all the time!
I will keep you updated about the progress on this thread, so keep an eye on it
Our current Android stack parts:
Proximity SDK (alpha)
Purpose: Proximity experiences, checking if somebody is in the zone of a beacon, responding to the enter/exit zone events, triggering actions in the different zones (near, far, custom range)
GitHub repository -> https://github.com/Estimote/Android-Proximity-SDK
Indoor Location SDK
Purpose: Getting the precise (x,y) coordinate of the user in the given location, realtime indoor navigation based on beacons
GitHub repository -> https://github.com/Estimote/Android-Indoor-SDK
Purpose: Interactions based on our Estimote Mirror device, display different stuff on screen when the user is in defined zones from the TV/screen.
GitHub repository -> https://github.com/Estimote/Android-Mirror-SDK
Android SDK (will be deprecated soon)
Purpose: Our old all-in-one SDK for multipurpose interaction with beacons, scanning for iBeacon, iBeacon ranging/monitoring, scanning for Eddystone, scanning for custom Estimote packets, telemetry scanning, beacon management, changing beacon settings, cloud communication
GitHub repository (will be deprecated soon) -> https://github.com/Estimote/Android-SDK