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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

iBeacon and home automation


You might be asking yourself where iBeacon fits into all of these amazing projects, and the answer is everywhere! What makes all of these projects so incredibly successful is their open platforms, which means that as an iOS developer with an iPhone or iPad, the world is your oyster.

My team at my company, Eden Agency, likes to play with the Internet of Things. Since we're a team of app developers, we like to get our hands dirty hacking at anything hackable, and this means I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on lots of technologies that are making waves in home automation.

A great middleware piece of hardware is the Ninja Block since it simplifies the interfacing between devices. By using Ninja Blocks, you can automatically wire up Belkin WeMo devices and Phillips Hue devices as actuators for any of your triggers, including web hooks.

By setting up a web hook, you can effectively trigger interactions in your home by doing a simple HTTP post request from your...