iBeacon technology allows Mobile Apps to understand their position on a micro-local scale, and deliver content to users based on location. It is a Bluetooth Low Energy technology. Here is an example of how you can setup the BleuIO to advertise as an iBeacon.
This script will work on BleuIO Python library 1.2.0 or above
from bleuio_lib.bleuio_funcs import BleuIO import time # This is an example script showing how to setup your and IBeacon using BleuIO # Creating a callback function for scan results. For this example we just prints out the result. # Here you can add your code to parse the data. def my_scan_callback(scan_input): print("\n\nmy_evt_callback: " + str(scan_input)) # Auto-Detect dongle my_dongle = BleuIO() # Registers the callback functions we created earlier. my_dongle.register_scan_cb(my_scan_callback) print("IBeacon example using BleuIO Python Library!\n") new_input = input("Enter the iBeacon UUID (x) string with Major (j), " "Minor (n) and TX (t)\n" "Example: ebbaaf47-0e4f-4c65-8b08-dd07c98c41ca0000000000\n>> ") my_dongle.at_advdatai(new_input) my_dongle.at_advstart(0,200,3000,0) #Check the status of the dongle print("\nisAdvertising: " + str(my_dongle.status.isAdvertising)) print("\n--\n")
Full source also available on GitHub.