It’s great to see that you’re trying the project!
Can you tell me more about the iBeacon you are using? Can you find it with a BLE Scanner app on your phone? Could you tell me the UUID (unique identifier) of the beacon?
If you can find it with a phone, and it’s definitely using the iBeacon standard, could you please make sure it’s close to the Raspberry Pi running balenaLocating. There is an environment variable you can set called
RSSI_THRESHOLD which determines how strong/weak a signal from a beacon that will be added to the database, it’s documented here: https://github.com/balenalabs-incubator/balena-locating#configure
Similarly you can set the
DEBUG variable to
true and the project will log more, and tell you if your beacon is being ignored for some reason.
Let me know how you get on!