Building Applications with iBeacon
Proximity and Location Services with Bluetooth Low Energy
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2014
Pages: 80

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 arm’s reach accuracy with iBeacons, simple transmitters that enable your applications to react to nearby surroundings and then deliver timely, relevant information—especially indoors, where GPS and cell service are inaccurate.

Whether you’re enabling a map, giving users directions, creating a game, recommending purchases, letting users check in, or creating an immersive experience, you’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 they’re looking for
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  • Too basic

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I expected more of the book. The information conveyed is fairly basic

 
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A great introduction to the iBeacon

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    Comments about oreilly Building Applications with iBeacon:

    Matthew Gast's Building Applications with iBeacon is an excellent introduction to this exciting area of interaction-enabling technology. The book is written in a clear and concise style that makes reading it easy — I only bought it yesterday and I'm already finished and eager to implement what I've learned in our research project using location (and proximity) services to improve the experience of school-groups visiting national institutions. The book provides enough information to give the reader a start in developing their own beacon-related projects — from the high-level overview down to getting into the nitty-gritty of the code.

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