How Harbor works
These are important points that you need to understand from how Harbor works.
Harbor towers use bluetooth instead of the internet. Harbor towers piggyback off of the user’s device internet signal in order to communicate with harbor servers.
Harbor uses a mobile SDK (iPhone, Android, React Native). To establish a session with the Towers and use the tokens to open the lockers.
The rest of the interactions happen between your backend and Harbor. Such as: get locations availability, make a reservation, get a token to open a locker, etc.
A Location is a physical address that contains Towers.
A Tower is a container that has many Lockers.
A Locker is the compartment where you can store items.
Flow for a delivery
Here is a bird’s eye view of the delivery process.
“User” represents The user’s device before any kind of connection to the tower.
“Server” represents your backend service.
“AuthenticatedUser” Represents the user’s device after the session has started and the user has authenticated.
The “Tower” is a single tower of the Harbor Public Network.