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[iBeacons Plugin] Help
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Forge component by Experts
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Published on 21 Feb 2018

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

Rank: #226

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



Rank: #26244

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

Thanks


Rank: #77567

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.

Rank: #56938

Hello,

Since this plugin is set as Deprecated and announced as source of trouble upon trying to install it can you please advise me on what is the best take today to read from iBeacon devices on an Outsystems mobile app? Is it picking up the latest version of Cordova's iBeacon plugin and making an Outsystems module out of it, or using the BLE Plugin available in the Forge?

Thanks

Pedro