Locate API: What's Included
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Access the location coordinates of your device
Location coordinates are requested from the iOS operating system. Depending available services, iOS Location Services uses a combination of cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth signals to determine your location. If using a device equipped with GPS, specifically iPads with a cellular data plan and iPhones, these signals will also be used, providing more accurate location data.
Coordinates are only available if the app has been given permission to access Location Services, which can be checked under iOS Settings > Privacy > Location Services. When the app first attempts to access location data, a special system alert will pop up requesting permission to access Location Services. You must grant this permission for the app to be able to access and return location data.
Display content based on proximity to an iBeacon
iBeacon is a Bluetooth advertising protocol designed by Apple, with native support in iOS. Kiosk Pro’s iBeacon navigation integration allows you to display a specific piece of content based on the device’s proximity to an iBeacon. This allows you to create a location-aware interactive presentation.
Advertise your device as a beacon
iBeacon is a Bluetooth advertising protocol designed by Apple, with native support in iOS. Kiosk Pro’s iBeacon advertising integration allows you to advertise your device as an iBeacon while also displaying content for visitor use. This makes it possible for the app to support contextual, location-aware experiences through another app on a visitor’s personal device or through Kiosk Pro on another iPad without requiring additional iBeacon hardware.