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You've bought this book, so I'm going to don my super-sleuth hat and say that you've either been tasked with building an iOS app that utilizes iBeacon, or you've got a project in mind that would benefit from proximity-based location. Ignoring my limited powers of deduction, I'd say that's great news. This book will arm you with all the development knowledge you need to build any iBeacon-enabled iPhone and iPad apps. What the book won't give you though is some lovely iBeacon hardware.

Don't worry; you don't actually need any hardware to complete the tutorials in the book. This book includes an accompanying OS X app, which allows your Mac to become any beacon you want. I'll take you through getting it working later ...

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