I have a question regarding the Estimote beacons and the Eddystone-URL Configuration Service (in relation to the specification here: https://github.com/google/eddystone/blob/master/eddystone-url/docs/config-service-spec.md) that I have not been able to find an answer for.
As I understand, it’s perfectly possible to connect to and update the specific Eddystone URL in the Estimote beacon using the Estimote app. Does this mean that Estimote beacons always are connectable - even during URL Advertising mode (in contrast to what the spec says)?
The Eddystone specification also mentions:
A beacon can be placed in Configuration Mode in order to be configurable. Configuration Mode should only be used by an administrator, and we recommend the following options to make it difficult for a random third-party to reconfigure proprietary beacons:
- A button that when pressed puts the beacon in Configuration Mode for a short period of time. The button could be placed inside the battery compartment or outside of the beacon if the beacon is placed out of reach for typical clients/users of the Eddystone-URL system
- A beacon could be placed in Configuration Mode automatically during a short period after power on (say 30 seconds) e.g. batteries are installed, or the beacon is connected to an external power source.
How is this really solved with the Estimote beacons? Are they always connectable or is there any way to put them in configuration mode using mentioned options above (ie. hardware button or during power on)?