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iOS

How do I use iBeacons ?

I want to make an iPhone (or any low cost device/transmitter) an iBeacon, so when the user who has installed my application comes within 10m of the iBeacon a notification will come on their phone and will open the app when the notification is pressed. What can I use as a transmitter besides and iPhone and would a user who doesn't have my all installed also recieve a notification? Language- Swift

1 Answer

I'm starting to code apps that take advantage of iBeacon technology. I'd recommend you check out the documentation Apple has made available at: https://developer.apple.com/ibeacon/

Estimote (http://estimote.com) has iBeacons for sale and they even have an SDK that simplifies keeping track of devices interacting with your iBeacon.

Please let me know if this has been of help or if you have any more specific questions regarding the implementation.

Could you tell me how to use my iPhone as an iBeacon. I've downloaded AirLocate from the Apple Developer website and installed it on my iPhone. When I enable it in the app I don't get a response on other devices nearby. (Still a bit new to programming)