[NetBehaviour] Not Estimotes

Rob Myers rob at robmyers.org
Mon Jan 27 06:30:50 CET 2014

Estimotes are Bluetooth 4 beacons.

They're not the only Bluetooth 4 beacons but they're the most hyped. You
can identify beacons by ID and tell if they're present and how far away
they are when they're in range.

Here's how to replace them with something more Free and Open, or how to
exploit them:


There's SDKs for iOS and Android, System libraries for iOS and Free
Software libraries for Android.

I think this could be used for all sorts of room-or-building-level
locative art...

- Rob.

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