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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Beacon stickers

A number of companies are now developing iBeacon stickers that allow you to flip the idea of beacons being static and you being the variable position to the consideration that things in the real world can move and your device can trigger functionality based on that moving device.

For example, imagine that you want to track every place you've cycled using an iPhone that uses a cycling tracker app. Your app doesn't know the difference between when you're riding a bus, jogging, or cycling, and so would rely on you to tell it when you're cycling, which you are likely to forget at least once.

If you had a very small sticker, such as a beacon, attached to your bicycle, you could automatically start tracking your journey when you're on your bike without having to think about it.

Estimote and Jaalee are the two companies that have streamlined stickers such as beacons for exactly the kind of purpose I just described. Estimote Nearable beacons provide additional functionality including...