[iBeacons Plugin] Help

[iBeacons Plugin] Help

  
Forge Component
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Published on 21 Feb by Experts
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Published on 21 Feb by Experts

Hello,

I am trying to build an app to detect nearby iBeacons and trigger an action. I have read the Details tab, but I still don't understand how to use the client actions.

Can you help me?

Thanks

Hi Miguel,


One way is to add the iBeaconCentralDispatcher web block to your screen and then implement the event handlers according to your needs.


Check the description here: https://www.outsystems.com/forge/Component_Details.aspx?ProjectId=3321.


If you are not able to achieve it let me know and I'll send you an example.


Cheers,

Renato


Miguel Lopes wrote:

Hello,

I am trying to build an app to detect nearby iBeacons and trigger an action. I have read the Details tab, but I still don't understand how to use the client actions.

Can you help me?

Thanks



I am probably doing something wrong. It is not working. Could you upload an example?

Thanks


Hello,

I had the same problem, which I solved by creating a region with the UUID of the beacons I'm using, and then using the StartRangingBeaconsInRegion client action to scan the beacons in that region.

The question I have now is, how can I scan beacons without explicitly giving the region? Meaning, could I find the regions themselves by scanning a room with beacons, or do I always need to provide the (harcoded) region to find any beacons whatsoever? How can I create a simple ibeacon scanner that gives me the beacons close to a device, without the need to previously know the region to scan?

Thank you in advance.