Building Applications with IBeacon

Building Applications with IBeacon

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High-precision location information is increasingly useful for mobile application developers, since it allows devices to interact with the world around them. This practical book shows you how to achieve arma€™s reach accuracy with iBeacons, simple transmitters that enable your applications to react to nearby surroundings and then deliver timely, relevant informationa€”especially indoors, where GPS and cell service are inaccurate. Whether youa€™re enabling a map, giving users directions, creating a game, recommending purchases, letting users check in, or creating an immersive experience, youa€™ll learn how iBeacons provide precise location information, empowering your applications to engage and interact with users nearby. Get examples of several application types you can build with iBeacons Learn how iBeacons provide applications with proximity information Set up, activate, and test iBeacons on both specialized and general-purpose hardware Explore the APIs and tools you need to develop location-aware mobile applications Use built-in iOS features to interact with iBeacons, including Passbook Build networks to help shoppers, travelers, conference attendees, and others find what theya€™re looking for... battery life. If iBeacons are battery powered, the operational lifetime between battery changes may be quite short. ... iBeacon capability came to the MacBook Air in 2011, the iMac and MacBook Pro in 2012, and the Mac Pro in 2013. When using OS X ... These options often provide a useful way to test the interaction of apps with a beacon, because they can be used for proof-of-concept work. Activating aanbsp;...

Title:Building Applications with IBeacon
Author:Matthew S. Gast
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2014-09-26


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