Trent Shumay

  • Great question Martin – Yes, we plan to offer Eddystone firmware this fall. We’re going to do a rev of the development platform to incorporate some new hardware we’ve built as well as Eddystone.

  • Background operation has certain limits. You will find that determining in region/out of region from iOS works well in the background and can wake up your App to receive the notifications.

    More advanced ranging and distance calculations can be done in background with a long-running task. However, they will not run indefinitely because eventually…[Read more]

  • Hi Ashish,

    It’s a good question. The 2.4ghz BluetoothLE signal that a beacon emits is reflected and attenuated by many things, so placement for best behaviour/range can take some experimenting.

    In general, walls and large obstacles will reflect or attenuate (absorb) some of the signal. Placing the beacon up at eye level above a lot of the lower…[Read more]

  • Trent Shumay replied to the topic iOS 8 in the forum Beacon Development 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Alexander,

    I think we’ve found the culprit – if you wouldn’t mind trying this project out, we would really appreciate it. It contains a couple of tweaks to fix up our iOS8 problems. If it works well for you, we’ll take this forward as the new and improved version of the…[Read more]

  • Trent Shumay replied to the topic iOS 8 in the forum Beacon Development 2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Alexander,

    Thanks for getting in touch! We are going to check this out today. Really appreciate the heads up. We will definitely update the demo to be iOS8 compatible. Shouldn’t take us long to fix things up.

  • Trent Shumay replied to the topic FAQ in the forum Beacon Development 3 years, 2 months ago

    Next one:

    I was testing and debugging the demos and my device suddenly stopped being able to see the beacon. What’s wrong?

    Answer:

    This one is a bit tricky. It seems that if you engage in repetitive start/stop of the Apps, particularly with the debugger, sometimes you can get the bluetooth stack on the phone into an inconsistent state.

    This…[Read more]

  • Trent Shumay replied to the topic FAQ in the forum Beacon Development 3 years, 2 months ago

    First question:

    How do I configure UUID/Major/Minor ID on an IoT Shop beacon?

    Answer:

    We provide source to a project called “BeaconManager” which allows you to connect to our beacons and manage their configuration. The project is provided as source code in a tutorial – it shows you how everything works and what the available options are.…[Read more]

  • Trent Shumay started the topic FAQ in the forum Beacon Development 3 years, 2 months ago

    Hey folks – wanted to start a thread for some of the common questions we receive. This may help if you run into a problem out of the gate. We’re always happy to help if you run into something new – don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • Thanks for all the awesome suggestions folks. We’re happy to announce that we’ve selected our Top 5!

    We’ll get in touch with all of the winners to set up shipment of your shiny new Development Kits!

    #1 – (Submitted by The Coop) Create an app that provides an extra layer of security to certain apps the user chooses that will only start and run if…[Read more]

  • We’re pleased to announce the WhyBeacon? contest!

    To celebrate the launch of our developer portal, we’ll be giving away 5 of our iBeacon Dev Kits to the top 5 ideas for beacon deployments. The idea here is to share some ideas for great places that iBeacons can be used to get the creative beacon-juices flowing!

    Post your idea to the thread -…[Read more]

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