Radius Networks Announces Open Source Android iBeacon SDK

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With the open source Android iBeacon SDK from Radius Networks, Android mobile devices finally get invited to the iBeacon proximity innovation party.

Radius Networks, Inc., the leading provider of mobile proximity services, today announced the release of its Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android iBeacon Location Services.

"The release of iOS 7 makes it possible to develop some pretty cool proximity-aware apps for iPhone and iPad devices. With our new Android iBeacon SDK, you can now build the same innovative proximity-aware apps for any Bluetooth Low Energy capable mobile device running Android 4.3 or higher," said David Young, Chief Engineer at Radius Networks.

iBeacons are short range, Bluetooth Low Energy transmitters that can notify mobile devices when they come within 100 feet of the beacon location. This micro-location proximity awareness can be leveraged to deliver a slew of new innovative solutions, such as precision indoor navigation, automatic ticketing, guided museum tours and location-relevant offers and promotions.

"The proximity-aware solutions from our customers and partners are truly inspiring, and Apple has done the industry a great service by championing the iBeacon approach. Unfortunately, up to now, iBeacon support has been limited to Apple iPhone and iPads only. But no longer. By releasing our Android iBeacon SDK under the open source Apache 2 license, we expect to see amazing, innovative, proximity-aware applications from the creative minds of the Android development community," said Marc Wallace, CEO of Radius Networks.

About Radius Networks

Radius Networks creates new and innovative ways to use wireless device signals for proximity and presence detection. Radius Networks’ cloud-based proximity services networks are used by major retailers, restaurant chains, sports complexes and other brick-and-mortar operations to generate invaluable business intelligence and drive innovative customer engagement opportunities, including targeted mobile offers, dynamic digital signage and personalized concierge services. For more information, visit http://radiusnetworks.com or follow Radius Networks at @radiusnetworks.

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