Trigger an app download

hello,

is it possible for a beacon to trigger an app download on android or iOS? This is because a customer who passes near a beacon may not know which app can interpret the beacon id -and do something useful with it.

thanks
-kamal

Hi @kamalpr,

maybe you could use the Eddystone-URL protocol to send the URL of the app’s store page.
But you would do that for both Android and iOS…

yes -I thought of that. But why will android or iOS trigger a fetch of the url when it gets a packet with an embedded url?
Basically, once you deploy the beacons in a public place, you need to get end user to react to it automatically. I cannot put sign boards telling them to download an app which will react to the beacon’s payload.

thanks
-kamal

It seems to me that you need to tell your customer that there is a BLE device somewhere…
BLE cannot activate an app’ download.