Bluetooth Beacons - Bluetooth 5, iBeacon, Eddystone, Arduino, Windows 10 & More

Bluetooth Beacons - Bluetooth 5, iBeacon, Eddystone, Arduino, Windows 10 & More

iBeacons (Apple) and Eddystone (Google) have conquered the Bluetooth Beacon market. Both specifications allow to trigger specific actions on a smartphone at a well defined area. How do these formats work, what can you do with Bluetooth Beacons, what's changed for Beacons with Bluetooth 5 and what new possibilities does the Windows 10 Creators Update offer for Bluetooth developers?

More information:
Video recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unx26Dk9-80
Blog: https://www.andreasjakl.com/
Open Source Bluetooth Beacon Library & Example App: https://github.com/andijakl/universal-beacon/

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Andreas Jakl

April 27, 2017
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