Estimote Beacons Xamarin SDK wrapper
- UPDATE 2013-12-05 The most up-to-date version of this wrapper is now: https://github.com/mono/monotouch-bindings/tree/master/Estimote My code (an improved version of Xamarin-EstimoteBeacons) was merged there.
Here's their blog : http://blog.xamarin.com/adding-real-world-context-with-estimote-beacons-and-stickers/ and their components page: http://components.xamarin.com/view/estimotesdkios
A wrapper around the Estimote iOS SDK ( https://github.com/Estimote/iOS-SDK ).
Estimote Beacons are small, wireless sensors from http://estimote.com that use a new Bluetooth low energy (BLE) chip and continually transmit radio signals that your phone can pick up. You can think about the beacon as a small lighthouse tower that's installed in a fixed location and broadcasts its presence to all the ships (smartphones) around. The nearby smartphones can communicate with them using an API they’ve developed. This makes it easy for developers to add micro-location features to their mobile apps.
For the technical specifications of the Estimote beacons see http://estimote.com/api/index.html
There is a working Proximity demo that uses the wrapper. This is the translation of the ProximityDemo (Objective C) from Estimote: https://github.com/Estimote/iOS-SDK
I will appreciate all input, feedback, and especially contributions!
This is my personal project, I'm not affiliated with Estimote in any way.
Xamarin-EstimoteBeacons is the Xamarin.iOS-capable version of EstimoteSDK. Estimote certainly deserves all the credit as all I have done is create the Xamarin.iOS binding for the library.
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