Refers to either the physical devices (small white box or smaller blue tag), or the signal that they emit. Beacons do not connect to the internet, they just send out a unique signal used to identify the beacon.
New for SDK 2.0: MobileSmith applications can now send Gimbal Beacon notifications to Android devices.
A type of interaction between the phones and Gimbal Beacons. This primarily deals with sightings, which are broken up into arrive, dwell, and depart events.
A region of space (typically GPS location with a radius, but polygonal shapes are allowed too) which are set up on the Gimbal server. These are not tied to any physical beacons.
A more general (and repeatable) version of an instant communication. By design these are not specifically tied to a particular beacon, but they can be due to MobileSmith extensions. This notification will be sent to the app under certain circumstances. When created, you specify the window of time that the communication will be active.
For proximity, the signal strength of the beacon that would constitute an “arrive” visit and a “depart” visit. Values are always negative and values closer to zero are stronger (e.g., -20 is stronger than -30). For example, an arrive strength could be set to -40 (very close) and a depart strength could be set to -70 (fairly far away). Default value is -60 for both. The Gimbal Manager App could be used to measure beacon strength in real-time to make sure that good values for these items are set.
The interval at which the Gimbal Server will send sighting information to the ‘Sighting Callback URL’.
The elapsed time that determines when a visit is closed. If during this elapsed time a sighting is not sent to the Gimbal Server, then the visit is over and a depart event is sent to the Sighting Callback URL.
Sighting Callback URL
When the Gimbal Server receives sighting information, the server will call this URL and send sighting information to the specified location.
In your Gimbal Manager’s Communications section, in Notification, you can set up your notifications to send your app users directly to a specific page in the app after receiving a Gimbal message. The Deep Link found in the MobileSmith Platform can be plugged into the notification created in the Gimbal Manager to accomplish this.