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Program the Internet of Things with Swift for iOS by Manny de la Torriente, Gheorghe Chesler, Ahmed Bakir

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Chapter    10

Building Location Awareness with iBeacons

Manny de la Torriente

This chapter introduces iBeacon technology and will show you how to use the Core Location framework to interact with beacons. You’ll learn how to establish a region around an object, determine when a region has been entered or exited, and estimate your proximity to a beacon. You’ll also learn how to configure your iOS device to act as an iBeacon transmitter.

Introduction to iBeacons

Apple standardized the iBeacon technology, which introduces a class of low-cost transmitters that utilize Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). A device with iBeacon technology is used to establish a region that allows an iOS device to determine when it has entered or exited the region and to estimate ...

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