Shiny.NET
Getting Started

This library deals specifically with iBeacons (Apple's beacon technology). iBeacons are used to provide contextual location information to a device. They are built upon BluetoothLE advertising. They are basically radio'ing out a small piece of data every 700-1400ms that other devices can "hear" if they are listening properly.

Terminology

Term Description
UUID Universally Unique Identification - this is usually a single value that you use across your entire organization or application
Major Major is the second part of the addressing system to find specific beacons within your organization UUID
Minor Minor is the final piece of the addressing system to find specific beacons within your organization UUID
Identifier This is a string of your own choosing. You can use this to identify the scan set you are using.
Ranging Ranging is a foreground only operation. You can use this to find all beacons within a filter set. If you provide only the UUID to filter by, all beacons under that UUID will be scanned for. The major & minor values will also be provided when they are found.
Monitoring Monitoring is a background operation. Monitoring will not provide you with an identity of the beacon. For instance, if you scan by UUID+major - it will not provide the minor (to lock down specific beacons) for you. Think of this like knowing the person is in a building, but not which floor.
Region (Monitoring) vs Beacon (Ranging) Region is a filter set of beacons where as the beacon itself is an individual/specific entity