Developers who want to start experimenting with iBeacons don’t need to wait for hardware to show up on the market or design their own. Radius Networks has published a quick “how-to” for developers that shows how an inexpensive Raspberry Pi and Bluetooth LE dongle can be set up in a few minutes for experimentation purposes.
The post, courtesy of James Nebeker and David Young, provides detailed step-by-step command-line instructions on setting up the RPi, downloading the necessary libraries, configuring the Bluetooth dongle, and creating the necessary start and stop scripts. And with that, you can start designing the future with Apple’s iBeacon technology.
Roll your own iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi and a Bluetooth LE dongle originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.