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README.md

NearBee React Native SDK

Add to your react native project

# Install from npm
npm install react-native-nearbee --save
# Link to your app
react-native link

Pre-requisites

Android

Add your API key and Orgnization ID to the AndroidManifest.xml as follows

<application>
…
…
    <meta-data
        android:name="co.nearbee.api_key"
        android:value="MY_DEV_TOKEN" />

    <meta-data
        android:name="co.nearbee.organization_id"
        android:value="123" />
…
…
</application>

Add this to your project level build.gradle

allprojects {
    repositories {
        …
        maven {
            url  "https://dl.bintray.com/mobstac/maven"
        }
        …
    }
}

iOS

Add your API key and Orgnization ID to the Info.plist as follows

<key>co.nearbee.api_key</key>
<string>MY_DEV_TOKEN<string>
<key>co.nearbee.organization_id</key>
<string>123</string>

Add the NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription, NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUsageDescription, NSBluetoothPeripheralUsageDescription to Info.plist

<key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
<string>To scan for beacons and show the offers around you</string>
<key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
<string>To scan for beacons and show the offers around you</string>
<key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
<string>To scan for beacons and show the offers around you</string>

To recieve notifications in the background, you must first enable the Location Updates and Uses Bluetooth LE accessories Background Modes in the Capabilities tab of your app target

Pods

  1. If you are using Pods you need to run the pod install.

Manual Installation

  1. In XCode, in the project navigator, right click LibrariesAdd Files to [your project's name]
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-nearbee and add RNNearbee.xcodeproj
  3. In XCode, in the project navigator, select your project. Add libRNNearbee.a to your project's Build PhasesLink Binary With Libraries
  4. Run your project (Cmd+R)

Usage

1. Import module

import {NativeModules} from 'react-native';

const NearBee = NativeModules.NearBee;

2. Initialize SDK

NearBee.initialize();

3. Change background notification state

If set to true the NearBee sdk will send beacon notifications in the background, when the app is not running.

NearBee.enableBackgroundNotifications(true);

4. Displaying a UI with list of beacons

To display a UI with list of beacons, the following needs to be done:

Add listener for updates from NearBee SDK
import {NativeEventEmitter} from 'react-native';
const eventEmitter = new NativeEventEmitter(NearBee);

// Beacon notification event
eventEmitter.addListener('nearBeeNotifications', this.onBeaconsFound);
// Error event
eventEmitter.addListener('nearBeeError', this.onError);
Start scanning

This will start the scan and start sending update events

NearBee.startScanning();
Accessing beacon notification data

To extract the notification beacon data from the listener-

onBeaconsFound = (event) => {
    let json = JSON.parse(event.nearBeeNotifications);
    // Get the first beacon notification
    let notification1 = json.nearBeeNotifications[0];
    // Extract notification data
    let title = notification1.title;
    let description = notification1.description;
    let icon = notification1.icon;
    let url = notification1.url;
    let bannerType = notification1.bannerType;
    let bannerImageUrl = notification1.bannerImageUrl;
    let eddystoneUID = notification1.eddystoneUID;
};
Stop scanning

When there is no need to update the UI (like when the app goes to background), scanning should be stopped as it is a battery intensive process.

NearBee.stopScanning();

4. Clear notification cache

This will clear the cached server responses and will force NearBee to fetch fresh data from the server.

NearBee.clearNotificationCache();

Overriding notification on-click behaviour

Android

1. Go to your_app_dir/android/app/build.gradle and add this dependency
implementation 'co.nearbee:nearbeesdk:0.1.10'
2. Create a java file in your your_app_dir/android/app/src/main/java/com/your_app
package com.your_app_package;

import android.content.Context;
import android.content.Intent;

import co.nearbee.NotificationManager;
import co.nearbee.models.BeaconAttachment;
import co.nearbee.models.NearBeacon;


public class MyNotificationManager extends NotificationManager {

    public MyNotificationManager(Context context) {
        super(context);
    }

    @Override
    public Intent getAppIntent(Context context) {
        // This intent is for handling grouped notification click
        return new Intent(context, MainActivity.class);
    }

    @Override
    public Intent getBeaconIntent(Context context, NearBeacon nearBeacon) {
        // This intent is for handling individual notification click
        // Pass the intent of the activity that you want to be opened on click
        if (nearBeacon.getBusiness() != null) {
            BeaconAttachment attachment = nearBeacon.getBestAvailableAttachment(context);
            if (attachment != null) {
                final Intent intent = new Intent(context, MainActivity.class);
                // pass the url from the beacon, so that it can be opened from your activity
                intent.putExtra("url", attachment.getUrl());
                return intent;
            }
        }
        return null;
    }

}
3. Add this metadata to your AndroidManifest.xml
<meta-data
    android:name="co.nearbee.notification_util"
    android:value=".MyNotificationManager" />
4. Override onCreate inside your activity
public class MainActivity extends ReactActivity {

    @Override
    protected String getMainComponentName() {
        return "your_app";
    }

    // Use this to get the data passed from intent
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        if (getIntent().getStringExtra("url") != null) {
            String url = getIntent().getStringExtra("url");
            // Do something with the url here
            Util.startChromeTabs(this, url, true);
        }
    }
}

iOS

1. Go to AppDelegate.m file and add the below method.
- (void)userNotificationCenter:(UNUserNotificationCenter *)center didReceiveNotificationResponse:(UNNotificationResponse *)response withCompletionHandler:(void (^)(void))completionHandler
{
  BOOL isNearBeeNotificaiton = [RNNearBee checkAndProcessNearbyNotification:response.notification];

  // If the notification is not from NearBee you need to handle it.
  if (!isNearBeeNotificaiton) {
    // You should handle the notification
  }
  completionHandler();
}
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