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    This module includes tasks to obtain information regarding nearby Wi-Fi access points (APs). This is useful to assess the existence of concrete access points nearby. Also, to build custom indoor localization and positioning systems based on Wi-Fi.

    This plugin acts as a wrapper on top of the nativescript-context-apis plugin (from the same authors), offering Wi-Fi scanning tasks. Scan for nearby Wi-Fi APs even in background.

    Install the plugin using the following command line instruction:

    ns plugin add @awarns/wifi

    Usage

    After installing and setting up this plugin, you'll have access to two different tasks to scan for Wi-Fi APs seen nearby. The result, will be a WifiScan record, described below.

    Tasks

    Task name Description
    acquirePhoneWifiScan Allows to perform a single Wi-Fi scan for a given amount of time
    acquireMultiplePhoneWifiScan Allows to repeatedly perform Wi-Fi scans. Scans will happen for as long as there is execution time remaining (3 minutes max. or shortly before the next time-scheduled task execution, whatever occurs earlier)

    Note: All the tasks require fine location permission and active Wi-Fi radio for their execution. Each task will automatically request what is missing during framework's initialization

    Acquire a single Wi-Fi scan

    To register this task for its use, you just need to import it and call its generator function inside your application's task list:

    import { Task } from '@awarns/core/tasks';
    import { acquirePhoneWifiScanTask } from '@awarns/wifi';
    
    export const demoTasks: Array<Task> = [
        acquirePhoneWifiScanTask(/* optional */ { ensureIsNew: true, timeout: 15000 }),
    ];

    Task generator parameters:

    Name Type Description
    ensureIsNew boolean Make sure that the resulting Wi-Fi scan is up-to-date. A value of true ensures Android Wi-Fi scanning restrictions are met, thus the reported value is always new. The default value is true
    timeout number The maximum time, in milliseconds, to be spent scanning for nearby Wi-Fi APs. The default value is 15000 (15s)

    Task output events:

    Example usage in the application task graph:

    on(
      'startEvent',
      run('acquirePhoneWifiScan')
        .every(1, 'minutes')
        .cancelOn('stopEvent')
    );
    
    on('wifiScanAcquired', run('writeRecords'));

    Note: To use the writeRecords task, the persistence package must be installed and configured. See persistence package docs.

    Acquire Wi-Fi scans in batch

    To register this task for its use, you just need to import it and call its generator function inside your application's task list:

    import { Task } from '@awarns/core/tasks';
    import { acquireMultiplePhoneWifiScanTask } from '@awarns/wifi';
    
    export const demoTasks: Array<Task> = [
      acquireMultiplePhoneWifiScanTask(/* optional */ { ensureIsNew: true, timeout: 15000 }),
    ];

    Task generator parameters:

    Name Type Description
    ensureIsNew boolean Make sure that the resulting Wi-Fi scans are up-to-date. A value of true ensures Android Wi-Fi scanning restrictions are met, thus the reported values are always new. The default value is true
    timeout number The maximum time to be spent performing each individual Wi-Fi scan. The default value is 15000 (15s)

    Task output events:

    Example usage in the application task graph:

    on(
      'startEvent',
      run('acquireMultiplePhoneWifiScan', { 
         maxInterval: 25000 
         /* 
            (Optional, mandatory if ensureIsNew=true) Maximun interval between scans, unlimited by default. 
            
            If ensureIsNew=true, the value must ensure that a maximum of 2 scans are being collectd every minute. 
            
            For example, here the task will be executed every 1 minute, which means it will have ~55s to run. 
            With 25s between scans we meet the OS restrictions and have enought time to collect 2 Wi-Fi fingerprints. 
         */ 
      })
        .every(1, 'minutes')
        .cancelOn('stopEvent')
    );
    
    on('wifiScanAcquired', run('writeRecords'));

    Note: To use the writeRecords task, the persistence package must be installed and configured. See persistence package docs.

    Events

    Name Payload Description
    wifiScanAcquired WifiScan | Array<WifiScan> Indicates that one or more new Wi-Fi scan results have been acquired

    Records

    WifiScan

    Property Type Description
    id string Record's unique id
    type string Always wifi-scan
    change Change Always none. Scan results are returned as a whole. Intermediate results are not reported
    timestamp Date The local time when the scan was completed
    isNew boolean Indicates if the results of the scan are cached. This can only be false when using ensureIsNew=false option during the scans
    seen Array<WifiApInfo> The Wi-Fi APs seen during the scan. The list can be empty. For details on the properties of the WifiApInfo object, see context-apis API docs section on Wi-Fi

    License

    Apache License Version 2.0

    Install

    npm i @awarns/wifi

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