Will we be able to know when users are near our ibeacons? #iBeaconWebinar

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Will we be able to know when users are near our ibeacons?  #iBeaconWebinar

Note: This topic was created from a reply on the What is the difference between location and proximity? Why do I care? topic.
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If the App on the mobile device senses that it is near a specific iBeacon it can respond to let you know. The iBeacon does not.

That being said, an iBeacon integrated Aerohive Access Point could let you know when a specific user returns but this is separate from iBeacon.
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iBeacons have a strong opt-in framework.  Without an app that responds to your beacons, you don't learn anything.  Devices don't respond over Bluetooth to an iBeacon, so there isn't an over-the-air exchange.  It is technically possible for an app to record the iBeacons it is near and store them on a server somewhere, so you would have to write code to enable that, and run a compatible web service.
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