As I research and dig for information that I can use for my Windows application development that is able to scan for Estimote beacons and make use of the location/proximity information, I tripped across a presentation from Microsoft. If you have not seen this presentation, you may find it useful.
This link to coding api’s https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows.devices.bluetooth.advertisement.aspx Allow apps to send and receive Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) advertisements.
Developers may also find this link https://32feet.codeplex.com/ useful, in that it provides code for use in Microsoft’s Visual Studio that can be used in your programs to use Bluetooth. Code can be downloaded or retrieved via Nuget (Install-Package 32feet.NET)
As always, I shamelessly try and ride on the shoulders of giants, who have already conquered many hurdles before me. I am hoping to speed up my project by using such functions and features.
I am an ancient programmer, building an application with Microsoft’s VB.Net to make use of beacons to facilitate the automatic driving of a wheelchair within a home (or office) for people with major physical disabilities. When I crack this puzzle, I will post it here for others to use. If anyone has developed code to run in VB.Net on a Windows 10 environment, I would appreciate any help I can get. My use of VB.Net also addresses many other functions for use by a disabled used; the wheelchair function is a part of the overall suite.