Bug 30484 - [Components] Estimote Component sample doesn't detect beacons
Summary: [Components] Estimote Component sample doesn't detect beacons
Alias: None
Product: Components
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Xamarin Components ()
Version: Staging (addons.xamstage.com)
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: James Montemagno [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-05-26 20:17 UTC by Kent Green [MSFT]
Modified: 2015-10-19 14:13 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Logs from my repo of the issue (520.18 KB, application/zip)
2015-05-26 20:17 UTC, Kent Green [MSFT]

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Description Kent Green [MSFT] 2015-05-26 20:17:34 UTC
Created attachment 11348 [details]
Logs from my repo of the issue

From this desk case:

The component store's Estimote sample doesn't detect beacons. I was able to confirm this in my tests for both the Android & iOS versions of the component, whereas downloading the estimote app from the app store does detect the beacons as expected. 

===Steps to reproduce===
iOS Sample: https://components.xamarin.com/view/estimotesdkios
Android Sample: https://components.xamarin.com/view/estimotesdk

1) Make sure you have a working Estimote beacon nearby.
2) Download the sample from the provided link.
3) Debug the app on a device with Bluetooth LTE active.
4) Tap "Distance Demo"

===Expected Results===
App should detect beacon and display a distance value.

===Actual Results===
App doesn't report detecting a beacon or distance. 

===Devices reproduced on===
LG Volt running API 19
iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.1

===Build Information===

=== Xamarin Studio ===

Version 5.9.1 (build 3)
Installation UUID: 8ef63a7c-1b18-40de-a334-7f78777fcb55
	Mono 4.0.0 ((detached/d136b79)
	GTK+ 2.24.23 (Raleigh theme)

	Package version: 400000143

=== Xamarin.Android ===

Version: (Business Edition)
Android SDK: /Users/kentgreen/Library/Developer/Xamarin/android-sdk-macosx
	Supported Android versions:
		2.3    (API level 10)
		4.0.3  (API level 15)
		4.2    (API level 17)
		4.3    (API level 18)
		4.4    (API level 19)
		4.4.87 (API level 20)
		5.0    (API level 21)
Java SDK: /usr
java version "1.8.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_25-b17)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.25-b02, mixed mode)

=== Xamarin Android Player ===

Version: Unknown version
Location: /Applications/Xamarin Android Player.app

=== Apple Developer Tools ===

Xcode 6.3.1 (7703)
Build 6D1002

=== Xamarin.iOS ===

Version: (Business Edition)
Hash: 6481535
Branch: master
Build date: 2015-04-27 04:38:13-0400

=== Xamarin.Mac ===

Version: (Business Edition)

=== Build Information ===

Release ID: 509010003
Git revision: aad75a6e7e48f18120ce41f47d0ff2c6216f49c3
Build date: 2015-05-08 12:46:18-04
Xamarin addins: 1246b3044cbb7f56a217334f8fc5489ef8eefe3f

=== Operating System ===

Mac OS X 10.10.3
Darwin Kents-Macbook-Pro.local 14.3.0 Darwin Kernel Version 14.3.0
    Mon Mar 23 11:59:05 PDT 2015
    root:xnu-2782.20.48~5/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

===Additional Info===
Attaching logs from my reproduction of the issue. 

I also noted the sample the customer sent appeared very similar to our own iOS sample, though was named 'estimotesdkios-2.4-3.0' instead of 'estimotesdkios-2.4.0' which is currently the only version shown here: https://components.xamarin.com/view/estimotesdkios. Based on the design it appears it was derived from 2.4.0 (or some other precursor version.) 

Interestingly, this 2.4-3.0 version did seem to at least detect the proximity of the estimote but not the distance; which is what the customer is trying to do; grab the distance. Perhaps a version where the detection is fixed is already somewhere but not showing up in the store for some reason? 

Even so, it's still not showing the distance; I'm checking with the customer to see if they might have found this 'version' of the sample elsewhere.
Comment 2 James Montemagno [MSFT] 2015-05-28 02:27:27 UTC
If the Estimote beacon has newer firmware then it won't be detected. Newer beacon firmware broke 2.4 and we are working on 3.x binding.
Comment 3 James Montemagno [MSFT] 2015-05-28 02:29:35 UTC
You only truely need the Estimote component if using stickers. If using just beacons try the core location API: https://github.com/xamarin/evolve-quest/blob/master/EvolveQuest.iOS/QuestViewController2.cs#L134-L142

We should 3.x binding soon though.

Comment 6 James Montemagno [MSFT] 2015-10-19 14:13:39 UTC
All of the components have been updated.