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Make iBeacon Mobile Apps - No Coding!

iBeacons are the next digital revolution. Expand your skills to learn how to make iBeacon apps without writing any code.
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  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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Description


iBeacons are fast becoming the most important new tool in marketing. This course shows you how to incorporate iBeacons into a mobile app to trigger a user's phone to view product information, deliver coupons, or help them to find their way.

The uses for beacons are limited only by your imagination.

This course is especially for those with NO programming experience or abilities. If you are a Web and Mobile site designer, this course is perfect for you. This course is also perfect for marketing people and shop owners who want to understand how iBeacons can build their business.

When you complete this course you will be able to create a full functioning mobile app with iBeacon triggers, shopping cart functionality, bar code scanning, and GPS store location. If you want to impress your clients with the latest, and coolest, technology, this course will help you to amaze.

  1. You will get information on how to set up your own beacons for testing.
  2. You will learn where to purchase beacons for use with your customers.
  3. You will understand the different types of beacons on the market.
  4. You will get links to download the free programs for building beacon mobile apps.
  5. You will get the programs for creating a beacon (requires iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 or 6 Plus, iPad 3 or higher, iPod Touch 5or higher, or a MAC computer with bluetooth).
  6. You will get an app for testing your beacon enabled app (requires iPhone or Android device with bluetooth)
  7. You will be able to publish your app to the Apple and Google App stores, also using the free version (requires an Apple developer account $99/yr or GooglePlay account $25

Everything you need to get up and running in creating your own beacon enabled app.

Who is the target audience?
  • Web and Mobile designers, marketing people, and business ownvers who want to learn how to leverage the next level of mobile interactions by incorporating iBeacons.
  • No programming background needed - this is really a course for anyone - you really do not need to have any coding background.
  • Marketing and retial people are also encouraged to take this course to understand the potential for greater customer interactions made possible with iBeacons.
  • Mobile phone app makers who want to learn how to incorporate iBeacons into existing apps the easy and fast way.
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course you will be able to build an iBeacon enabled mobile app ready to be submitted to the app stores (Apple and Google Play)
You will understand what an iBeacon is and what are some of the potential uses.
You will understand what programs are needed to build beacon apps and where to download them (for free).
You will understand the different types of beacons, what are the costs involved, what services are provided by the various beacon makers.
You will know how to build an app for testing and giving to your clients for testing.
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Requirements
  • You need to have a MAC computer to build the apps - currently PC is not supported.
  • It is also possible to do this on a Windows machine if you install a Virtual machine and run the MAC OS in a window on your PC. Take a look at this for an overview: https://blog.udemy.com/xcode-on-windows/
  • For testing iBeacon functionality you will need 2 things. 1) a device to act as a beacon, and 2) an i Device or an Andoid Device (details in the course).
  • A desire to learn! This is not difficult, it only takes following instructions and havign a desire to learn.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to iBeacons
6 Lectures 10:58

Learn what iBeacons are and how they are set to revolutionize the way we interact with the world.

Preview 00:55


Understand how iBeacons work and the technology behind them.

Preview 04:21

Learn about the different iBeacons currently available and what you can do with them.

Types of iBeacons Available
02:28

Overview of beacons - A simple Demo

A simple Demo
00:51

Use the free Estimote app to turn your Phone or Tablet into an iBeacon

Creating a Virtual Beacon With Estimote
01:57
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Building Your Own App
5 Lectures 30:42

Getting set-up with the correct software to build an iBeacon enabled app

Setting up the Design Environment
11:50

Building your first app with the visual designer

Using the designer to add iBeacons
11:50

Testing your app in the simulator and on a real device.

Testing your App
03:36

In this video I show you how to load your app file into the viewer on your phone for testing.

Using the Viewer to Test Your App
01:14

Learn how to open different content types with beacons

Using iBeacons to Open External Web Pages and Videos
02:12
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Advanced Editing
6 Lectures 48:35

Collect favorites to a wish list or shopping list that a user can save.

Creating a wish list/shopping cart
12:25

Using an iBeacon to trigger Facebook or Twitter sharing with pre filled fields.

Triggering Facebook and Twitter Sharing with an iBeacon
07:10

Learn how to read bar codes in your app to work along side iBeacons.

Adding a Bar Code and QR Code Reader
03:23

Learn how to map one or many stores in Google Maps to show customers where your stores are, and how close they are to your stores.

Adding Mapping Functonality with Google Maps
06:56

How to use Xcode to customize the app name, icons, splash screens and messages that are sent to the users from iBeacons when the app is closed.

Customizing the App - Beacon Messages, Icons and Splash pages
13:37

Make your iBeacon notifications stand out by adding a custom alert sound.

Custom iBeacon Triggered Sounds
05:04
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Distributing Your App
5 Lectures 07:55

How to easily distribute your app to your clients for testing without using Apple or Google and without a developer account.

Distributing Your App to Test With Clients
01:06

Updated Building Instructions - FOLLOW TO THE LETTER THESE
01:08

Overview of how to build your app for distribution in the app stores. What is key to know and how to get step by step instructions for publishing your iBeacon enabled app.

The steps for building your application to publish in the app stores
04:46

Just a clarification - Beacondo does have a free option that has most of the functionality you need for many apps.  You only need to pay if you wish to remove the footer text "Powered by Beacondo" 

Beacondo is Free Even for Submission to App Stores
00:22

Thank you and my email address for feedback and support.

Thank You and Support
00:33
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Eddystone - The New Beacon Protocal by Google
2 Lectures 07:57

This lecture explains what the new Eddystone Beacon protocol is and how you can configure an iBeacon to use it.

Preview 05:13

Eddystone Introduction
02:44
About the Instructor
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I have been involved in education and technology for 20+ years - both teaching and working. I have been in 6 start-up companies in the Internet and Wireless industry, and have a deep interest in using technology to bring new and exciting services to people.

I am quite much self-taught in technology, as when I was in school most of what we are using today did not exist. My philosophy is, if you have the desire, you can learn it. I also strongly believe in using tools that simplify the creation of great services. When using technology I believe in not reinventing the wheel. There are a lot of tools out there that can save you time and money, and make your service much more professional, use them and they will give you a head start on the competition.

I hope you enjoy my courses and find innovative ways to use what I teach you to amaze your customers!

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