Monday, July 28, 2014

IOS301 – Programming iBeacon 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. 

n 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. 

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1 Aug 2014 (Fri
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Basic knowledge of programming

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