Published on March 7, 2014
Beacon, BLE, and the Future of Commerce Jonathan LeBlanc (@jcleblanc) Global Head of PayPal Developer Evangelism
Connection: Continuous vs Intermittent Throughput: 0.7-2.1 Mbit/s vs 0.27 Mbit/s Power Consumption: 1 mW vs 0.01-0.5 mW Range: 100 meters vs 50 meters
Using the Location
How the Technology Works A transparent bridge from device to IP Central Device Peripheral Bridge IP Address Endpoint
A Person Walks into a Store
Broadcasting to Connect Beacon broadcasts who’s here message Device PayPal app wakes up & connects to beacon Bridge
The Initial Connection Beacon selects unused token, sends with nonce, metadata, and signature Device App verifies signature with public key, decides to check in via metadata Bridge
Checking in App sends encrypted checkin metadata to PayPal Device PayPal servers decrypt data and check consumer in Endpoint
Wrapping Things Up PayPal servers send encrypted message back Device App decrypts / verifies message & disconnects Endpoint
Point of Sale Integration
Don’t be Creepy
What’s in Store for Us?
Thank You! Jonathan LeBlanc (@jcleblanc) Global Head of PayPal Developer Evangelism
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