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Learning iBeacon

By : Craig Gilchrist
Book Image

Learning iBeacon

By: Craig Gilchrist

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Learning iBeacon
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Chapter 6. Leaving Regions – Don't Forget Your Stuff

So far, we have mostly discussed about the triggering functionality when your device enters a region from beacons that are static. However, that's not always going to be the case. Beacons, after all, are tiny Bluetooth devices that can be easily ported around with you.

One of the areas in which iBeacon technology offers an exciting opportunity is home automation. Very inexpensive computing power such as the Raspberry Pi (http://www.raspberrypi.org/) and innovative projects such as Ninja Blocks (https://ninjablocks.com/) are being funded by Kickstarter, which means that there is a growing community of people subscribing to the Internet of Things.

Beacons not only offer an excellent opportunity to trigger functionality based on your proximity to space in the world, but also gives you the ability to trigger notifications and features when items come into your range because beacons don't need to be fixed to bricks and mortar.

I'm sure if you...