Monitoring iBeacons without an iOS device

As I already said in my previous post on iBeacons, you don't need an iOS device to monitor iBeacons. Sure, iOS comes with inbuilt support for monitoring and ranging beacons, but since beacons are plain Bluetooth LE devices that send out a periodic advertisement packet, all you need is something…

Adding real world context to your apps with iBeacons

iBeacon is a new technology that extends Location Services in iOS. It enables a low cost, low powered indoor proximity monitoring for devices. A beacon is simply a device that transmits a signal that allows other devices to detect its proximity. An iBeacon users Bluetooth Low Energy advertisement packets to…