If you’re looking for ways to stay on top of the world of iBeacon and Bluetooth LE devices we’ve been doing some holiday housekeeping. We’ve only just started and we’re open to suggestions, links and updates.
Think of it as your Christmas wish list – let us know what’s on it, and we’ll see what we can do!
iBeacon Hardware Guide
We added a page today that we’ll try our best to keep updated that will provide a list of the major Bluetooth LE capable beacons (and iBeacons – which we also define!)
It seems like there’s a new iBeacon on the market every week. If you run across a device or produce one yourself, let us know and we’ll add it to the list.
Ah, Social Media
We’re also attempting to make it easier to connect everything to social media channels.
I spend a lot of time on Twitter so I’ve created a publicly available list of folks who tweet about iBeacon and Bluetooth LE. If you think I’m missing someone, let me know. I’ll try to keep the list as focused on possible on Bluetooth LE. And if you’re not following me, please do – I follow back!
Google + Page
Be patient with me on Google + please. For some reason, I find it hard to navigate around although like any new tool it’s getting better with time. Add me to your circles and join the BEEKn Google + page and we’ll try to share links and articles on a rolling basis.
And finally, over on LinkedIn I’m happy to add you to my list – but also encourage you to join the Bluetooth LE group where we try to contribute to the discussions on the technology. Plus, it’s just an amazingly smart group of people.
Website Design Changes (Sorry Safari Users!)
On a final note, you may have noticed that the site has had some design tweaks. It all started because of problems we’ve been giving to users of Safari 7.
So a big apology to folks who have been having trouble getting links to work in the latest version of Safari – we think we’ve squashed the bug but it took a major overhaul and conversion to Zurb’s Foundation template for a new responsive WordPress design. Let us know if you’re still having problems.
But it gave us a chance to think about how to make the site more useful. In the coming week we’ll be adding a page on app development for iBeacons and another on design and deployment. The first will focus on code and back-end systems, and the second will provide links for specific use cases.
What’s Your Wish?
Anything we’re missing? Let us know. Send us your links. Let’s have a conversation. And, of course, don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly newsletter where we summarize the week in beacons and post other comments and opinions.