Google Open Source Beacon Standard

Google has open sourced its own beacon standard that works with Estimote and other off the shelf BTLE beacon hardware.


That’s great news. I have a set of Estimotes around my house, and had an Android app (for Vera) that opened up the correct room based on which beacon was closest. Now that I’ve moved to smartthings, I have been researching the best way to do it there.

Ideally, we could get the SmartThings Android app updated to support intents that would open the app to a particular grouping of things (ie Room) based on the intent URI that a beacon would send out.

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