The Hitchhikers Guide to iBeacon Hardware: A Comprehensive Report by Aislelabs (2015)

Previous Versions We published the first version of this report, covering 16 beacon manufacturers in November, 2014. This version covers 10 new vendors with updated experiments and findings. Version 1, Nov 2014 In this report we examine 26 different iBeacon … more

The Hitchhikers Guide to iBeacon Hardware: A Comprehensive Report by Aislelabs

In this report we examine 16 different iBeacon hardware vendors, including Estimote, Kontakt, and Gimbal. Over the past three months, we have stress tested the beacons under many conditions examining every aspect of them. This is the first and most … more

iBeacon Battery Drain on Apple vs Android: A Technical Report

Contents Experimental setting iPhone Battery Drain Comparing iOS and Android Battery impact Conclusion and Video Figures and Graphs Apple announced support for iBeacon technology with the release of iOS 7. The technology is designed to let our phones know our … more

iBeacon and Battery Drain on Phones: A Technical Report

Apple’s iBeacon is set to revolutionize how we interact with physical spaces via our phones. These little “beacons” advertise their location periodically. This in turn allows our phones to sense them in the environment and determine our precise location within … more