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iBeacons vs. Other Payment Technologies (NFC, Geofencing)

Here is a quick comparison of iBeacon with other mobile payment technologies

Here is a quick comparison of iBeacon with other mobile payment technologies:


General Phone can communicate to the cloud/online payment service provider without a signal (great for thick concrete walls, Victorian buildings)
Geofencing Drains battery life, less accurate, requires pre-selecting a limited number of locations, relies on Wi-Fi or cellular network
NFC Requires you to pull out phone to pay (slower to tap a phone), requires NFC-enabled phone
Regular Bluetooth Drains battery
iBeacon iOS only
Other Beacons iOS and Android

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Hari K Gottipati is a software professional, consultant, speaker and freelance writer who specializes in Java, mobile computing, cloud computing, virtualization and Ajax. Proven Java enterprise lead, competitive analyst, technical architect and loves coding. Expert in analyzing market landscape for startup ideas and molding them into successful products with the technical/competitive advantage. Regularly writes for Syscon media, O'Reilly publications and his quotes can be often found in various technology news/magazines. Well known blogger and his blogs can be found at, and Speaks at various events on latest technologies including Mobile, Cloud computing, Ajax, Web 2.0, Web OS and of course Java. Hari serves on technical advisory board for various small to medium size companies where he provides technical vision for the future. Worked for many wireless startups, as well as big companies including Yahoo, Travelocity, and Motorola. Passionate about technologies and spends most of his time exploring bleeding edge software technologies.