Beyond Beacons: Proximal Awareness with Bluetooth LE

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Windows introduced support for Beacons at //Build 2015. Now, we explore some common use cases for Beacons and how they tie in with the rest of the Bluetooth APIs.



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      Great stuff !

      Where can I find the sample code for this ?

      Is there a sample on how to create your own beacon supporting the GATT (or RFCOMM) communication ?

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      thanks for this demo.

      Is there something changed for the trigger?  I already tried out a small app and I thought I can only filter by the Company ID (local name is not always supported). What, when I want to look for more than one beacon at the same time (with different Company IDs)?
      Until now, I did not found a solution.

      Another question comes up, because I found very cheap keyfinder beacons in different stores. But these beacons stop the communication after a short time, when they are not paired with one device. Can I communicate with these beacons with the existing functions in an UWP app?



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      Code for this session (and all the other code samples presented by Bluetooth at //Build) can be found here:

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      Cool demo. Thank you!

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      Great session. Thanks.
      When will it be possible to use the Bluetooth LE APIs for standard C# programs (non universal apps)?

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