Datzing’s system essentially behaves the same way as Apple’s iBeacon: when a user is in range of a beacon, their phone will receive a notification in the Datzing app. The difference with Datzing and iBeacon is that Datzing is not limited to Apple’s ecosystem and doesn’t actually require an investment in any hardware to set up a beacon.
ANY WI-FI NETWORK OR BLUETOOTH DEVICE CAN BE USED AS A DATZING BEACON, INCLUDING DEACTIVATED CELLPHONES
The service’s hook is that it lets users set up any existing Wi-Fi or Bluetooth device as a beacon that can broadcast information to users of the app that are within its proximity. Older cellphones with Bluetooth aren’t required to have active service plans to work as a Datzing beacon, giving those old, discarded flip phones a new lease on life. (Datzing