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Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) development on iOS

Join us for a discussion on BTLE programming on iOS.

Bluetooth low energy, (Bluetooth LE / BTLE / BLE / Bluetooth Smart) is a wireless computer network technology poised to become an important part of sensor and device communications in applications such as healthcare, fitness, security and (home) automation.


• Introductions

• Non technical overview - William Henderson

• Technical hands on development presentation - Zsombor Papp

• Q&A - Discussions

• Move to Old Town Pizza for further discussion

Making your app invisible with Bluetooth Low Energy

A disruptive new technology has quietly made its way into virtually every smartphone and is rapidly becoming standard in connected devices. Far more than a just a new version of Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE is designed to communicate seamlessly with any nearby device, anytime. From social apps to smart locks and mobile payments, BLE opens the door to a new class of ‘invisible experiences’ – apps that integrate into your daily life by instantly and silently coming alive exactly when you need them

William Henderson

William is the engineer behind ‘Knock’, a Bluetooth Low Energy app that turns your iPhone into a secure password for your Mac. Knock was the top paid app when in launched in 2013 and has sold nearly 60k copies. Prior to founding Knock, William worked at Square Inc where he created and lead Square's Wallet product, which lets customers pay by simply saying their name.

Hands on BTLE development on iOS

This will be a technical introduction to BLE, iBeacons and the relevant parts of the iOS SDK. We'll walk the audience through the building of a simple app and discuss details of connecting with iBeacons, a heart rate monitor, and a blood pressure monitor.

Zsombor Papp

Zsombor has been working as a mobile developer since 2011. Currently he works at Logical Labs, a small software services company based in California that partners with Appcelerator to create apps on Appcelerator's Titanium platform. Zsombor's focus for the last 12 month or so has been the development of modules that extend Titanium's capabilities, such as adding Bluetooth and iBeacon support for both iOS and Android.

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  • ken l.

    Excellent talk. The part I found most beneficial was when William from Knock discussed many of the practical limitations that they had run into.

    1 · February 13, 2014

    • Justin R.

      Our consulting company has used BTLE in a number of projects including security, toys, tools, and lights (you may have seen the set I had at the end of the meetup) and has learned that BTLE isn't perfect for everything, but really excels in many emerging markets like wearables and proximity marketing.

      2 · February 14, 2014

  • phil w.

    great topic learned alot

    February 14, 2014

  • Stephanie

    Bummed I missed it, had a conflict I scheduled weeks ago. See you next month.

    February 12, 2014

  • John

    Loved it!

    February 12, 2014

  • Zsombor

    Please download this file if you plan to participate in the coding exercise:

    It contains the Xcode projects that will give you a head-start.

    February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could attend. I am not a developer, but work at the Apple Store and am interested in all things iOS and entrepreneuring...

    February 12, 2014

    • Chris C.

      we have a product that we are targeting premium retail and I would like to get your opinion and knowledge at the Apple Store

      February 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure Chris - shoot me an email - Don't know how I can help, always willing to look at something - and never short of opinions...

      February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, bicycles can be brought inside.

    January 24, 2014

  • Michael

    May i bring my bicycle inside for this event?

    January 24, 2014

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