5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON

by | Apr 19, 2017 | Burning Questions

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This is a quick practical guide to setting up your first proximity beacon

You will need:

  • Proximity beacon – you can get one here, or amazon
  • Computer – anything that runs Chrome
  • Google account
  • Android smartphone

5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON

  1. To begin Open Google Beacon Dashboard
    https://developers.google.com/beacons/dashboard/
  2. START by allowing the appropriate permissions​​​5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
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  3. You will need to set up a new Google Cloud Platform project – click “create one”5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
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  4. Agree with the terms and continue to Dashboard5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  5. Create a new project, and once created, go back to the Beacon Dashboard and refresh the window​5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON 5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  6. Select your newly created project5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  7. Grab your phone and download the Google Beacon Tools app5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  8. Select the Google account you’ve used to setup the Beacon Dashboard
  9. From the list of unregistered beacons, tap on the one you want to add to your account5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  10. Click Register Beacon. If you get the 403-unauthorised message, be sure to select the project.
  11. Now go back to your computer and refresh the Beacon Dashboard
  12. By now, you should see the beacon 5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  13. Now open your beacon and add a description5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  14. Click View Details > Nearby Notification5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  15. Set the title – your call to action (this will be visible to the end users) 5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
  16. Set the Web URL (it must start with https://), add then remember to click Save
  17. Providing you have bluetooth and location enabled on your Android device – you can now enjoy your first Nearby notification5 MINUTE SETUP GUIDE TO NEARBY NOTIFICATIONS BEACON
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