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Arduino iOS Blueprints by Fabrizio Boco

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Chapter 6. Automatic Garage Door Opener

This project is about an emerging technology called iBeacon that is based on the Bluetooth BLE communication protocol. Basically, an iBeacon is a small device that continuously transmits a unique coded signal. An iOS device can detect iBeacon to determine whether it is more or less near an iBeacon and trigger actions.

Tip

iBeacon is an Apple technology

iBeacon is a technology that was invented by Apple, and the protocol has not been disclosed (if you can find any information on the Internet, Google is your friend). So, to work with iBeacon devices, you need an iOS device and the API provided by Apple.

There is another standard that is emerging and which can also work with Android devices—AltBeacon (for more ...

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