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1. Building Applications with iBeacon: Proximity and Location Services with Bluetooth Low Energy (2014)

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

Author(s): Matthew S. Gast

2. Learning iBeacon (2014)

Build proximity applications for iOS using Apple’s groundbreaking iBeacon technology

About This Book

  • Build apps for iPhone and iPad that understand indoor location using iBeacon
  • Explore commercial opportunities and gain insights into the Bluetooth iBeacon products that are currently available in the marketplace
  • This is a step-by-step tutorial that will enhance your skillset required to develop iBeacon applications

Who This Book Is For

This book is intended for iOS developers who are curious to learn about iBeacon and want to start building applications for iOS. You will gain everything you need to know to master indoor location functionality using Bluetooth beacon technology. No knowledge of iBeacon is assumed.

What You Will Learn

  • Detect beacons in range and read the values they broadcast
  • Understand beacon regions and use Core Location framework to determine when you enter or exit a beacon region
  • Use beacon broadcast values to identify the beacon and determine the purpose of it
  • Utilize the CoreBluetooth library to turn your iOS device into an iBeacon
  • Build a functionality that understands the world around it within a few inches by determining beacon distance
  • Notify users that they’ve entered a region while the app’s running in the background and use beacons to show Apple Passbook passes when in range
  • Build a comprehensive museum app that informs the visitor about the exhibits that they’re closest to as they walk around the museum
  • Understand Bluetooth low energy and the technology behind iBeacon

In Detail

Starting with an introduction to iBeacon, you will learn all about simple beacon detection. You will learn how to use Apple’s CoreBluetooth, CoreLocation, and PassKit libraries, and how to broadcast different values through the power of transmission power.

You will learn how to allow your apps to detect beacons, determine their distance, and even turn your iPhone or iPad into a Bluetooth iBeacon by building a simple treasure-hunting app. We will also be discussing two of the most popular beacons (Estimote and ROXIMITY). Don’t worry if you haven’t got any beacons; this book includes a companion app that lets your Mac or MacBook act as a beacon to allow you to jump straight into learning this incredible technology.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to build apps that interact with the world around them using Bluetooth beacons.

Author(s): Craig Gilchrist

3. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects: Prototyping Experiments for Makers (2016)

Build your own Internet of Things (IoT) projects for prototyping and proof-of-concept purposes. This book contains the tools needed to build a prototype of your design, sense the environment, communicate with the Internet (over the Internet and Machine to Machine communications) and display the results.

Raspberry Pi IoT Projects provides several IoT projects and designs are shown from the start to the finish including an IoT Heartbeat Monitor, an IoT Swarm, IoT Solar Powered Weather Station, an IoT iBeacon Application and a RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) IoT Inventory Tracking System. The software is presented as reusable libraries, primarily in Python and C with full source code available. Raspberry Pi IoT Projects: Prototyping Experiments for Makers is also a valuable learning resource for classrooms and learning labs.

What You’ll Learn
  • build IOT projects with the Raspberry Pi
  • Talk to sensors with the Raspberry Pi
  • Use iBeacons with the IOT Raspberry Pi
  • Communicate your IOT data to the Internet
  • Build security into your IOT device
Who This Book Is For

Primary audience are those with some technical background, but not necessarily engineers. It will also appeal to technical people wanting to learn about the Raspberry Pi in a project-oriented method. 

Author(s): John C. Shovic

4. Beacon Technologies: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Beacosystem (2016)

Learn the key standards―iBeacon, Eddystone, Bluetooth 4.0, and AltBeacon―and how they work with other proximity technologies. Then build your understanding of the proximity framework and how to identify and deploy the best solutions for your own business, institutional, or consulting needs.

Proximity technology―in particular, Bluetooth beacons―is a major source of business opportunity, and this book provides everything you need to know to architect a solution to capitalize on that opportunity.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the disruptive implications of digital–physical convergence and the new applications it makes possible
  • Review the key standards that solutions developers need to understand to capitalize on the business opportunity of proximity technology
  • Discover the new phenomenon of beacon networks, which will be hugely significant in driving strategic decisions and creating wealth
  • See other technologies in the proximity ecosystem catalyzed by and complementary to Bluetooth beacons, including visual light communication, magnetic resonance, and RFID
  • Examine the Beacosystem framework for analyzing the proximity ecosystem

Who This Book Is For

Solutions architects of all types―venture capitalists, founders, CEOs, strategists, product managers, CTOs, business developers, and programmers

Stephen Statler is a writer, public speaker, and consultant working in the beacon ecosystem. He trains and advises retailers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware, and is a thought leader in the beacosystem community. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm’s Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market. He is also the CEO of Cause Based Solutions, creators of Give the Change, democratizing philanthropy, enabling non-profit supporters to donate the change from charity branded debit cards, and developer of The Good Traveler program.


Anke Audenaert, CEO, Favrit

John Coombs, CEO, Rover Labs

Theresa Mary Gordon, Co-Founder, tapGOconnect

Phil Hendrix, Director, immr

Kris Kolodziej, President, IndoorLBS

Patrick Leddy, CEO, Pulsate

Ben Parker, VP Business Development, AccelerateIT

Mario Proietti, CEO, Location Smart

Ray Rotolo, SVP OOH, Gimbal

Kjartan Slette, COO, Unacast

Jarno Vanto, Partner, Borenius Attorneys LLP

David Young, Chief Engineer, Radius Networks

Foreword by Asif Khan, President LBMA

Author(s): Stephen Statler, Anke Audenaert

5. iOS 10 Swift Programming Cookbook: Solutions and Examples for iOS Apps (2016)

Ready to build truly stunning apps for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch? This cookbook—written exclusively in Swift 3—provides more than 120 proven solutions for tackling the latest features in iOS 10 and watchOS 3. With these code-rich recipes, you’ll learn how to build dynamic voice interfaces with Siri and messaging apps with iMessage. You’ll also learn how to use interactive maps, multitasking functionality, the UI Testing framework, and many other features.

This cookbook is ideal for intermediate and advanced iOS developers looking to work with the newest versions of Apple’s mobile operating systems. Each recipe includes reusable code that’s available on GitHub, so you can put it to work right away.

  • Let users interact with your apps and services through Siri
  • Write your own iMessage extensions that allow added interactivity
  • Work with features in Swift 3, Xcode 8, and Interface Builder
  • Build standalone apps for Apple Watch
  • Create vibrant user interfaces with new UIKit features
  • Use Spotlight APIs to make your app content searchable
  • Add Picture in Picture playback functionality to iPad apps
  • Take advantage of MapKit and Core Location updates
  • Use Apple’s new UI Testing framework
  • Liven up your UI with gravity and turbulence fields

Author(s): Vandad Nahavandipoor

6. Connected Mobile Experiences and Location Based Services: Understanding indoor and outdoor location technologies using Wifi, BLE, iBeacon and other sensors (Networking Technology) (2017)

Wi-Fi network owners can gain far more value by implementing advanced location services to track both indoor and outdoor locations in real-time, capture more actionable user information, and provide more attractive services. In Connected Mobile Experiences and Location Based Services, three leading Cisco Wi-Fi experts show how to achieve these goals with the Cisco Mobility Services Engine — connecting, detecting, and engaging Wi-Fi customers more effectively than ever before.


The authors review the science of how locations are calculated, introduce the Cisco hardware required to calculate indoor location based on Wi-Fi, and show how this information can be leveraged to perform more effective analysis and deliver more profitable location based services. Drawing on extensive experience with Cisco Wi-Fi customers, they present many architecture diagrams and deployment images to illustrate superior Wi-Fi network engineering. They also present in-depth, hands-on MSE troubleshooting information available nowhere else: indispensable knowledge for thousands of organizations that already rely on MSE.


Coverage also includes concise discussions of related technologies such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Beacons, Ultrasound, Infrared and Ultrawide Band (UWB); as well as an insider's preview of the future of Real Time Location Services (RTLS).

Author(s): Darryl Sladden, Jagdish Girimaji

7. iBeacon Handbook (Japanese Edition) (2014)

This document describes the development of information and practical description of the principles and basic knowledge for those who work in a team iBeacon(iBeacon is a trademark of Apple Inc.).

Author(s): Akihiro Uehara

8. iBeacon (German Edition) (2015)

Das vom Apple-Konzern entwickelte Ortungssystem namens iBeacon könnte wieder einmal eine Revolution einläuten. Marketers sind in der Lage, Kunden mithilfe der Minisender bis auf einen halben Meter genau am Point-of-Sale zu orten und mit Rabatten oder Sonderaktionen zum Kauf zu bewegen. Das könnte die Location-Based-Services auf einen neuen Level heben und dem siechen stationären Handel wieder auf die Beine helfen. Beacons eignen sich aber auch, um Fluggäste zum richtigen Terminal zu lotsen, das Leben in den eigenen vier Wänden smarter zu machen oder Allergiker zu warnen.

Author(s): Harald Reil

9. iBeacon Handbook (Japanese Edition) by Akihiro Uehara (2014-03-15) (1835)

iBeacon Handbook (Japanese Edition) by Akihiro Uehara (2014-03-15) [Akihiro Uehara] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Author(s): Akihiro Uehara

10. Ibeacon Handbook[JPN-IBEACON HANDBK][Japanese Edition][Paperback] (2014)

Title: Ibeacon Handbook <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: AkihiroUehara <>Publisher: Createspace

Author(s): AkihiroUehara

11. Learning iBeacon by Craig Gilchrist (2014-11-18) (1750)

Learning iBeacon by Craig Gilchrist (2014-11-18) [Craig Gilchrist] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Author(s): Craig Gilchrist

12. 微信力量iBeacon (2015)


Author(s): 北京华章图文信息有限公司

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