For a full demo on how to use the app check out Experience iBeacon technology with the GemTot SDK App.
iBeacon transmitters have the capability of sending specific information to nearby devices based on location. It is a great way to transmit targeted information to users and is already being implemented in retail stores and stadiums. A cool feature of iBeacons is that iPhones can be configured to be an iBeacon transmitter.
This guide will show you how to configure your iPhone as a beacon. Any iPhone 4S or later that runs on iOS7 or later can be configured to act as an iBeacon transmitter. You no longer need to be part of Apple’s Developer Program in order to do this. You simply need to have Xcode installed on your computer.
To learn more about beacons and to purchase PassKit’s USB “GemTot” beacons, click here.
Step 1: Visit the App Store and download the latest version of Xcode.
Step 2: Download and unzip our GemTot for iOS open source app.
Step 5: Click on the play icon. When it’s complete, you’ll see “Build Succeeded” pop up on your computer screen. The GemTot for iOS App should automatically pull up this screen on your phone.
And that’s how you configure your iPhone to be an iBeacon transmitter. We hope you found this useful. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let us know in the comments below.
If you want to purchase beacons to test with passes, visit the GemTot Beacons page.