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Awesome Bluetooth Beacons

A curated list of awesome Bluetooth beacon software and tools.

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Last Update: Oct. 28, 2021, 3:12 a.m.

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Eddystone by Google

Physical Web

Proximity Beacon API by Google

This guide explains the steps required to start using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons to provide proximity-based experiences for your users.

A cloud service that allows you to manage data associated with your BLE beacons using a REST interface

Build simple interactions between nearby devices and people

iBeacon Resources by Apple

iBeacon for Developers

Hacks & Cool Apps

Installation & Radio Planning

Getting Visibility on the iBeacon Problem](https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/2016/02/23/getting-visibility-on-the-ibeacon-problem/)

Beacon Discovery & Configuration Tools

A Ruby gem for scanning beacons

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Beacon Scanner Apps

Swift

Specification for Eddystone, an open beacon format from Google

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An iBeacons example app for iOS 10, with Apple Watch (watchOS 3.0) support, written in Swift 3.

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MIT

iOS & OSX Bluetooth library for RxSwift

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iBeacon Manager

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n/a

iOS Beacon framework using BTLE

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MIT

Objective-C

Generic iBeacon Management and Utilities

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Replicates detecting and broadcasting iBeacons in the background

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MIT
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Stackoverflow Q&A

Virtual Beacons

Android BLE advertising library

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Specification for Eddystone, an open beacon format from Google

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Apache-2.0

Python script that creates an iBeacon-compatible Bluetooth LE beacon using Linux and a Bluetooth LE adapter

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BSD-3-Clause

Beacon Development

Android library to scan for iBeacons.

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MIT

Allows Android apps to interact with BLE beacons

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Simple android library for working with iBeacons in background

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BLE SDK for Android (v4.3 or above)

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n/a

This library allows for easy access to a Bluetooth LE device's AdRecord and RSSI value. It offers additional functionality for iBeacons.

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SDK for Android devices to interact with reelyActive reelceivers via Bluetooth Smart (BLE). We believe in an open Internet of Things.

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Apache-2.0

Beacon Scanner Apps

Beacon Advertiser Apps

Stackoverflow Q&A

Cordova, Phonegap, Xamarin, Titanium

An iBeacon plugin for Phonegap / Cordova 3.x and upwards. Supports both iOS and Android (contributions are welcome)

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Apache-2.0

iBeacon advertising and scanning in a Titanium module

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n/a

OS X

iBeacon Scanning Utility App for OSX

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MIT

Mac Application to scan for nearby iBeacons regardless of their UUID

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MIT

Use a Bluetooth 4 enabled Mac running Mavericks (not Yosemite) as an iBeacon

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n/a

Mac OSX desktop client app to scan for Physical Web (Eddystone) bluetooth beacons

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Share links from your Mac using this app to broadcast them as a Physical Web Eddystone URL bluetooth beacon or mDNS.

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iOS Beacon framework using BTLE

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MIT

Linux

Python package for scanning and advertising Eddystone-URL and Eddystone-UID.

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AGPL-3.0

Node.js

A Node.js BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) central module

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MIT

A Node.js module for implementing BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) peripherals

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MIT

Windows

Support for Bluetooth Beacons for the Universal Windows Platform (Windows 10), including the Eddystone specification.

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n/a

Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth Smart & BLE Tools

nRF Master Control Panel is a powerful generic tool that allows you to scan and explore your Bluetooth Smart (BLE) devices and communicate with them.

Runs a Bluetooth LE speed test between 2 iOS devices

Web Bluetooth API

Demo applications showing off Web Bluetooth

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Beacon Developer Kits & BLE Chips

Proximity Trends & Outlook

4 Reasons Why Apple’s iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

Wi-Fi Aware™ is a new Wi-Fi Alliance certification program that extends Wi-Fi’s capabilities with a real-time and energy-efficient discovery mechanism that provides an immediate on-ramp to rich here-and-now experiences.

Vendor-driven Beacon Standardization

Setup and manage large beacon deployments with BeaconControl open source platform

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BSD-3-Clause