Ok, that helps, I see the disenchantment with the Estimotes. So in summary the Estimote Beacon will need the same integration steps as any other beacon. Moving forward, I still need to make that work though…
1 - I have set the UUID on all of them to the home UUID I found in the Roomie.plist. Actually that was pretty easy. I set the major ID to a few room numbers (I have three Estimotes for three rooms, as a start). I set the minor ID to 1, even though we don’t care.
2 - in the Roomie App, under SETTINGS, MONITOR, I turn Automatic Room Detection ON. I also turn Use Estimote Beacon OFF (guess will never use that check box ever again)
3 - now what? I can’t see the room switching happening. Is there another step to take?.
4 - Don’t actually know what to expect either, meaning: should it go to the specific room page even if you are on the main screen? should it switch only while you are on a room panel? will the room page close when you leave the room? Can you still switch to other oohs panels while you are in the room or will it keep forcing the room that is detected? etc. Lots of unknowns on this checkbox.
5 - Coupled with that, I do not know how to get any (diagnostic) feedback from the App when it comes to the beacons. Is there any?
6 - They also do not show up as a selectable device because they are not “Wifi Integrated”, so I can’t select to execute any actions based on their proximity. I read in another thread this was not an logical use scenario? So this will not be possible? (Seems odd, since you are doing basically exactly that inside in the Roomie App on a hidden link, with the “action” being “open page”. There is no need to couple the Beacons to Wifi integration: just use their Major ID. The logic is already there, just need a GUI element to select it)
But back to the order of the day: I need help getting it to work at all.
Thanks Philhu for your suggestion on the Gimbal, I will look into that for the next bunch! Unfortunately, I just spend $100 on three estimotes because they were recommended by Roomie I would have preferred the $15 route!