How do I get the hardware to act as a beacon? is it just clicking on "start beacon" on the metawear app? I did that but it doesn't work. I use different apps to search for beacons but nothing appears..
You have to disconnect from the device before it will start beaconing.
Ok.may I ask why we have to do that and instead beacon can't work once you are connected?
The MCU/stack we use does not support broadcasting while in a connection.
Also that would be a BLE/beacon violation.
I'm running into similar troubles using the demo iOS app.
I've done the following:
1.) started the demo app
2.) connected to my device
3.) pressed the 'Start iBeacon' button
4.) Disconnected from device (using the 'Connected to device:' slider)
5.) Scanned for the device using Estimote and 'Radius Networks - Locate'
Any ideas what i could be doing wrong?
I don't think you are doing anything wrong at all. It could be that you need to sniff the Beacon in the reverse byte order of the UUID you used.
Is there a generic beacon sniffer App you can use that doesn't look for a specific UUID?
The Radius App doesn't look for specific id's. You could also try a general Bluetooth Scanning app that looks for all bluetooth devices. Based on the mac address you should see the device even if it is not broadcasting as a beacon with a bluetooth sniffer.
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