When I enter a link in the estimate cloud for any of my beacons, I show an estimate link and icon when the message actually appears on the Android phone. Why or How can I change this? I want my link and icon to appear. No offense Estimate. I’ve sent several emails to support and sales and have yet to receive a response. Can someone please tell me how this can be changed?
Sadly, there’s no option to change either at this time.
<link rel="icon">, we could allow customizing that. At this time however, that’s not something we have.)
An alternative I guess would be to use the regular link-shortener services out there, which most of the time do an HTTP redirect, so both the link and icon should be those of the destination page.
This should be a simple fix for your backend. Is this something that isn’t going to be fixed? If not, I need to look at other vendors for my company.
Oh damn, sorry, I thought I replied yesterday but apparently it didn’t went through.
With the URL shortener approach, you need to set it directly on a “plain” Eddystone-URL packet, and bypass Here & Now. Otherwise, it’s: smartphone => Here & Now servers => URL shortener servers => your page, and it runs into the same issue where the PW bot/crawler stops at H&N.
Thanks for the response. However, I am guessing this means there are no plans to change the H&N functionality ? Using H&N would greatly help my company.
not response yet, I have a same problem…
Indeed, no current plans to change this H&N behavior. If this is a show-stopper for you, I’d recommend just switching to plain Eddystone-URL + link shorteners for URL management. (Or Eddystone-UID + Google’s beacon cloud to assign URLs to the Eddy-UID beacons via their cloud dashboard, but that’s more complex to set up.)
How does this allow H&N to work properly if the bot doesn’t actually follow the redirect? I don’t mind showing the Icon and URL of estimote, but I do want it to redirect to my URL.
*** note *** Got it to work by using a true https page ie: no external video or java on page