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How much memory does Bluetooth Low Energy device has

bluetooth,bluetooth-lowenergy,ibeacon,altbeacon
Let's say I want to start transmitting advertising packets from a Blueooth 4 module attached to a Raspberry Pi. I am planning to use BlueZ library for the same. Have a basic questions regarding the same - How much memory does a typical Bluetooth device contains (is it standard or...

How to connect to beacon by android beacon library and change beacon's data fields

ibeacon,ibeacon-android,altbeacon
I use this sdk: http://altbeacon.github.io/android-beacon-library/samples.html My app already detect all beacons (AprilBeacons), I can get all info from beacon. BUT I should change major\minor, etc. fields and I don't know How to connect to beacon and save new data. I create new beacon builder like: Beacon changedBeac = new Beacon.Builder()...

Battery consumption between Monitiring and Ranging

ibeacon-android,altbeacon,android-ibeacon
I am using Alt Beacon to monitor and range beacons. Monitoring always happens based on the foreground and background scan times. Once a region is entered, ranging is started and ranging is not stopped. I have the following questions about ranging 1. Does ranging still happen even if the beacon...

Late initialisation of RegionBootstrap

android,altbeacon,android-ibeacon
In the reference application, RegionBootstrap is initialised in a custom application class on it's onCreate method and of course, the application class is called before any activity is called. Is there a way to initialise RegionBootstrap inside an activity? I already tried making a static variable of RegionBootstrap so i...

Android One as beacon transmitter

android,bluetooth-lowenergy,altbeacon
I tried using altbeacon-transmitter-android to make my android one(Mito Impact) as beacon transmitter. When I ran it, I got error message "E/BeaconTransmitterīš• Advertisement start failed, code: 4". I can use android one as beacon receiver, so I'm sure that my android one support bluetooth low energy (BLE). Could I use...

AltBeacon blocking HTTP Requests

android,jetty,altbeacon
In my application I have two Services. One is public AndroidUpnpService upnpService; which is from the Cling Library and scans the WLAN for other UPnP devices. I am binding it like this getApplicationContext().bindService( new Intent(this, AndroidUpnpServiceImpl.class), serviceConnection, Context.BIND_AUTO_CREATE ); and everything works fine. As soon as I bind a BeaconManager...

Beacon Bluetooth adddress in AltBeacon vs. BluetoothAdapater address

android,bluetooth,altbeacon
I'm currently using AltBeacon library to develop my app on Android. I need to identify which advertising device has sent the beacon from the scanning device's point-of-view. So, I am thinking of using bluetooth MAC address to check the advertising device. Using the library, my callback for RangeNotifier is called...

Start an app in the background after detecting beacon

android,ibeacon-android,altbeacon,android-ibeacon
So have a class that extends Application and implements BootstrapNotifier and RangeNotifier that works on the background. When the app is first open it works fine and detects well the beacons and the information of the beacon but now need it to start automaticaly in the background when the device(tablet/phone)...

How to identify which beacon is exiting, beacon notification seen when beacon is out of range

android,altbeacon,android-ibeacon
I am trying to detect beacon devices using my device, and so monitoring them and also listening to the range notifications. I am using this library and the library-reference app. I managed to listen to a custom beacon using the set beacon layout method. Step1. I set the layout in...

AltBeacon application crashes on Android tab

android,ibeacon-android,altbeacon
I have been trying to use the AltBeacon Monitoring Example Code to monitor my Kontakt.io beacon as described http://altbeacon.github.io/android-beacon-library/samples.html here. I could import the library (android-beacon-library-2.1.3.aar) in my android studio (1.0.2) and there is no error in the monitoring code. But when I want to run it on my tab...

Is it possible to change the didExitRegion Time using android-beacon-library

ibeacon,altbeacon
I am working with iBeacons and using the AltBeacon library. I would ask if it is possible to change the time between the last beacon was seen and didExitRegion is called. I found the public static long INSIDE_EXPIRATION_MILLIS = 100001, so I assume the time is 10 seconds. Is this...

Get continuous iBeacons info with Android AltBeacon Library

android,navigation-drawer,ibeacon-android,altbeacon
I am developing an Android app using AltBeacon Library from RadiusNetworks. I am using a nav-drawer (which launches activities, not fragments) to show different sections. Thus I have one main activity for the drawer which launches different activities by means of intents. I would like to have nearby iBeacons info...

How can i uniquely identify an iBeacon using android ALT Beacon library?

ibeacon,altbeacon,android-ibeacon
I have made my iphone 4s an iBeacon and able to detect this using Locate Beacon app from my Glaxy S4, 5.01, I have also detected this using beacon reference library by modifying its layout found from this question. Its showing the detect beacon in device logs from the library...

Android Beacon Library works well on one Android 4.4 device, but not another

android,bluetooth,ibeacon-android,android-ibeacon,altbeacon
UPDATE: I have tried a more direct approach (see EDIT 3, below) which yields an interesting lack of data from the beacon on the watch. Details on non-working device. Smartwatch (Generic) listed as Bluetooth 4.0 capable MTK6572 chipset Model number EC720 (there seem to many variants) Android 4.4.2 Kernel: 3.4.67...