iBeacon: Monitoring multiple beacons in the background with iOS

Will McClellan

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Implementing beacons is a tricky business, but the technology itself is pretty simple: A beacon emits a Bluetooth Smart signal including its UUID, Major & Minor properties Bluetooth enabled devices listen for these signals via a native application and then detect nearby beacons whose UUIDs have been pre-programmed to listen...

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Developers hold the key to iBeacon

Will McClellan

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I’m not sure anyone knows what the killer app/service/whatever will be for iBeacon, but we can all see the potential – especially developers. It’s not often we get to work with physical objects (beyond hacking on pet projects), but with iBeacon we have hardware based technology that...

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