The technology enables Bluetooth enabled two-way radios, smartphones, tablets and other devices to perform actions when near an iBeacon. The identifier and several bytes sent with it can be used to determine the device’s physical location, track customers, or trigger a location-based action on the device such as a check-in on social media or a push notification.
Inspired by Human, an iOS fitness tracking app, and an app project based on Bluetooth LE technology that I started working on recently, I am talking about iOS location services in this week’s episode of waschhaus.tv.
Updated to version 2.0 the fitness tracking app Human (available on the App Store) is tracking your daily activities like walking, running and biking. Your goal is to move at least 30 minutes a day. The app keeps track of every minute you move actively, all you need to do is taking your iPhone with you – Human monitors your activities in the background.
I am talking about the different technologies on which location services are based in iOS. Did you know that your iPhone uses Wi-Fi networks around you to figure out your current location?
With iOS 7 Apple introduced iBeacon, which is able to locate your device indoor based on Bluetooth LE. It was recently used in New York at Times Square and the MetLife stadium while the Super Bowl took place. It provided advertising and location-specific data to users of the NFL app.
Web site App Human: http://human.co
Web site: http://www.waschhaus.tv
We had 6 Kontak.io iBeacons in a luggage. One would be enough, but we wanted to test different transmission power settings simultaniously.
This test proved to us that iBeacons are valuable also for tracking of moving objects.
Support proximity beacons, also known as iBeacons, in your Ionic Framework Android and iOS mobile application using the Apache Cordova beacon plugin.
The iBeacons being used in this video are Estimote beacons that I got in a developer kit.
If you’re interested in seeing a written version of this article, you can find one here on my blog: https://blog.nraboy.com/2015/09/support-ibeacons-in-your-ionic-framework-mobile-app/
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