An in-depth iBeacon tutorial has been posted at the textbook site for XCode and iOS development: Ray Wenderlich.
But there’s something about tutorials on Ray Wenderlich that edge just slightly enough into being overly geeky to make them challenging but incredibly useful.
The author, Chris Wagner, outlines basic information about what a Bluetooth LE powered beacon is and then gets to experiment with beacons from KSTechnologies (an often unrecognized manufacturer of beacons which has been spotted under white label at other companies).
The tutorial takes you through all the basics – and assumes some familiarity with how a TableViewController, helper methods and other basics of XCode. He demonstrates how to range beacons and to loop your found beacons against those in your array and shows how to properly execute notifications on region exit.
It’s a nice solid tutorial from the king of tutorials and even for those experienced with beacons is still worth a look for the way Chris solved a few little challenges along the way (such as the lastSeenBeacon helper class).
Share Your Thoughts
Any tutorials you’ve seen that proved especially helpful? If there were other iBeacon tutorials that pushed us in new directions, what would they cover?