There’s a 3rd party SensingKit for iOS and Android that came out of the research, SensingKit: Evaluating the Sensor Power Consumption in iOS devices (pdf), by Kleomenis Katevas, Hamed Haddadi, Laurissa Tokarchuk of Queen Mary University of London.
While the SensingKit supports beacons, it only supports them for detecting proximity. The various sensor beacon variants are not supported. SensingKit is best used when you want the smartphone, not the beacon, to do the sensing. It’s useful when you want to mix smartphone sensing with beacon proximity sensing.
In most cases it’s best to use the native Android and iOS SDKs.
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