Tuesday, October 08, 2013

IOS301 – 1-Day Advanced iOS – Programming iBeacon in iOS7 using Bluetooth Low Energy

In recent years, we have seen a proliferation of Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) devices. Bluetooth LE, as it name implies, uses low energy for transmitting data.  This is very useful for devices that require long-battery life, such as heart rate monitor, temperature sensors, etc.  In iOS, Bluetooth LE functionalities are encapsulated in the Core Bluetooth Framework. Using the Core Bluetooth Framework, you can now write Bluetooth-enabled iOS applications that are able to communicate with Bluetooth LE devices. 

In iOS 7, Apple has taken Bluetooth LE one step further with the introduction of iBeacon. iBeacons are physical devices that use Bluetooth LE to continuously transmit its location.  When an iBeacon-enabled iOS application detects the presence of an iBeacon, the application will be sent a notification. Using the data transmitted by the iBeacons, the application can calculate the distance the user is away from the iBeacon. This is very useful for building location-based services that targets the insides of a building (such as malls and hospitals), where traditional location-based techniques are not quite adequate in knowing which floor a user is at. 
What is Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE)
Introduction to the Core Bluetooth Framework
Players in Core Bluetooth
        o Central and Peripherals
        o Services and Characteristics
Simulating Peripherals using your iOS device
Communicating with Bluetooth LE sensors
What is iBeacon
Building your own iBeacon
Detecting iBeacons
Building Location Based Services applications using iBeacon

At the end of the course, you will learn:
How to communicate with Bluetooth Low Energy devices (such as temperature sensors and heart rate monitors) from your iOS applications.
How to build location-aware applications using iBeacon.
Attended the Foundation of iPhone Programming course
Mac running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5) or later
iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (required)
Xcode 5 or later

Course Fee
S$699 (nett; No GST)

Download course outline and application here.

8 Nov 2013 (Fri)
13 Dec 2013 (Fri)

Bayview Hotel Singapore
30 Bencoolen Street 
Singapore 189621

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