Will my geofencing function in the background?

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The answer in absolutely yes, BUT… Read on to get the full walkthrough of geofencing in the background

This a topic that we discuss very often with developers and marketers. How can I create a geofencing campaign that will be able to push a notification in the background? This blog post will cover the whole issue, as clearly as possible. This is the geofencing-for-dummies version. If you don’t want the whole babble, skip to the summary.

This post was updated 2nd May 2018.

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Part 8. Advanced settings

By | From Proximity Zero To Hero, Tutorials | 8 Comments
When you want to really dive deep into the settings of your app’s proximity features, check out the “Manage Application” section of the portal. You have the possibility to create new Mobile tokens for different applications, and to manage the settings of each one of them.

Note: This section is not included in the free trial. Upgrade to a paid plan to gain access to the “Applications” view. Read More

Advanced Action Flows – Part 7. How to limit notification rate

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Quite often you want to setup a geofence at a very popular place, such as at an venue entrance. However, you don’t want to annoy your application users with too frequent notifications, and therefore want to limit how often the same person can receive notifications.

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to limit notification rate through the action flow. Note: this flow limits the events triggered from all geofences. Read More

New way of permission request handling

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We’ve added a very important update for the SDK’s permission request handling (location & BLE). You now have the option to do that manually, or though utilizing the ready-made calls in the SDKs.

In the previous SDK versions the permission requests were handled automatically in both iOS and Android. Now the permission requests need to be fired up manually:

  • Android: public void checkPermissions();
  • iOS: [[Proximiio sharedInstance] requestPermissions];

Full examples can be found from the Android and iOS documentation.

Alternatively you can handle the required permission requests fully on your own in which case the SDK’s wont be asking for any permissions as they already exist.

If you update the SDK’s in your existing projects, make sure to change the permission requests according to these instructions. This poses no breaking changes to currently running applications, until the SDK’s are updated to the newest versions (version 2.4 in Android and version 1.1.7 in iOS).

Proximi.io @ Ultrahack

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In addition to Slush, another exciting point in early December was Ultrahack, the ultra-long hackathon tournament. The hackathon consists of multiple  pre-events, and culminated at the main event hosted in Helsinki, Finland. From the pre-events and through direct applications, 100 top teams had been selected to come in for the weekend. As a special feature of this hackathon, the teams were allowed to continue on working on projects that they had started earlier. All teams, however, developed at least substantial amount of new features during the event, if not a completely new project. Read More

Proximi.io @ Junction hackathon

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What a busy December it has been! Let’s roll back a couple of weeks, to the first week of December, the the Slush week. In order to get the most out of the fact that all of Europe’s techies are arriving to Helsinki for Slush, not one but two massive hackathons were hosted during the same weekend. Proximi.io also wanted to get the most out of this opportunity and be present in both of them.

First we are going to cover Junction, a student hackathon that is part of Major League Hacking. It was hosted at the Old  Harbour building, where an incredible 1300 participants fit nicely in. The hakacthon consisted of ten tracks hosted by giants enterprises from different fields, such as Supercell and Zalando. Read More

Advanced Action Flows – Part 6. How to send notifications to email

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Important: Even though this flow works in theory, in practice this type of usage is currently blocked by most email providers. We cannot help with issues relating to using this flow.
This tutorial will guide you through the process on how to define a action flow to send email to an user when there is an enter event to a defined geofence. This could come in handy when you want to be notified whenever an valuable customer enters your shop, restaurant or any other social gathering. We are going to have two geofences one defined at the entrance of the shop and one at the exit door. In this example, the geofences are called: Entrance Geofence and Exit Geofence.  Read More

Proximi.io used for techfest in Mumbai, India

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Today we are extremely happy and thrilled to share one of our customers success story.  We were approached by group of enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, technology lovers and good hearted people from Appnirman Solutions LLP who were developing an app Praxis 2k16 for the techfest event which was organised by one of the prestigious institute V. E. S. Institute of Technology situated in Mumbai, India. The event which was scheduled on 22nd and 23rd of September, 2016 witnessed students from 55 different colleges and 5000 engineers across Mumbai, India.
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Part 3.4. Gimbal Beacons

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This post will guide you through the whole process after you’ve received your Gimbal beacons. We’ll look into Gimbal configuration and finally importing the beacon fleet using Proximi.io Web Portal.

If you haven’t ordered any Gimbal beacons yet, you can do that using the Gimbal Store https://store.gimbal.com/.

We also recommend you to check out the previous articles in this tutorial series to get all the basic things done before importing any beacons.

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