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Compare Radar vs Bluedot

A Geofencing SDK Alternative for Location Context



A Side-By-Side Review: Radar.io and Bluedot Location Technology

Deliver unforgettable customer experiences and build better products by understanding how your users behave in the real world. Bluedot’s geofencing platform can grow with your company from simple place detection and location-based promotions to complex use cases such as cashless tolling, drive-thru, and curbside pick up solutions.

Plus, our geolocation technology can power remarkable gamification experiences while maintaining safety and privacy and minimizing battery drain.

Bluedot is the preferred geofence SDK alternative to Radar.io for top enterprises such as Salesforce, Oracle, Dunkin’, McDonald’s, KFC, BJs, and more!

See how Bluedot’s best-in-class location detection helps mobile apps unlock better customer experiences with our Solution Guide eBook or by visiting our FAQ page.

Why Bluedot?

Geofencing Platform Comparison

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Features Bluedot Radar
Geofence Precision & Accuracy 5-10 meters 100 meters
Instant, On-Device Processing Yes No (Slower, Server Side)
Low Latency for Real Time Engagement (Instant Triggers) Yes (in milliseconds) No ( approx. 1-30 seconds)
Overlapping, Complex Polygons Yes No
Geofence Reliability for Complex Use Cases High Low
Confidence Levels – Detection Always On – No Trade Offs Requires customer to make trade-offs, tiered: Low to High
Place Coverage (Points of Interest – POI) 200M+ 140M
Drive Speeds and Headings Yes No
Differentiate between Drive-thru, Curbside, and Walk-ins Yes – No Hardware Yes – Requires Hardware
Receipt of Accurate Triggers (Observe Entry & Exits) Yes No
Dwell Time Insights Yes No
Supports Automated Check-Ins Yes No
Supports Loyalty VIP member recognition Yes No
Supports Drive-Thrus and Curbside Pickups Yes Yes – Curbside only, with beacons
Supports Personalized Digital Menu Screens Yes No
Preserve Mobile Battery, Less Than 1/10 of Expected Drain Yes No
ETAs (estimated time of arrival) Yes Yes
Web-based Mobile Pickup Solutions Yes No
Integration with Google Maps API Yes No
Cloud Partners & Integrations (Salesforce, Oracle, Adobe) Yes No
Integration Partners (Olo, Airship, Braze, mParticle, Segment, etc.) Yes Yes
iOS & Android SDK Yes Yes
React Native SDK Yes Yes
Globally Scalable Yes – 100% Software No – Requires Software and Beacons
Fast Global Deployment Yes – In Seconds No
Home Detection & Tracking* No Yes


*Ask us why we choose NOT to offer Home Detection & Tracking!

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