Bluetooth 4.0 Scanner

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About this app

Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy and Classic Mode) Scanner. BlueScan scans for Bluetooth devices, looks up the vendor and allows you to email the results.The information is recorded includes: device name, location, RSSI signal strength, MAC address, MAC address vendor lookup.

This supports the project - crowdsourced Bluetooth database. Users are also reporting usage to find their lost Bluetooth devices.

Scan data can be downloaded via email in JSON and CSV format. Also, this version uploads the found devices to a web database, which can be turned off in menu --> settings. Bluetooth 4.0 devices will be able to scan in Classic or Low Energy mode. Devices without Bluetooth 4.0 can scan in Classic mode only.

This is part of a research project into the extent that Bluetooth devices are used in the buildout of the Internet-of-things. Currently this supports Bluetooth Classic and 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy - BLE).

This app is oriented toward those curious about the extent of the Bluetooth devices in and around their neighborhood - drive through your neighborhood while scanning for Bluetooth devices and you'll see sensors, firetucks, freeway monitors, car brands, laptops, phones, TV set-top boxes, etc.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. That includes bugs, feature requests, sending of some scan data sets would be appreciated ( and/or any comments about interesting Bluetooth devices you are seeing.

Many Thanks, John
Updated on
Jun 14, 2016

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1.18K reviews
Karbin Kopy
May 20, 2021
Tried to use this app to find a Mi Band 6. I learned that it will only work if you have made the band discoverable within the Mi Fit app settings beforehand. Otherwise, you have to wander around with the Mi Fit app open and hope it connects to the band. Then you can make it discoverable.
27 people found this review helpful
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Mr & Mrs Speedy
January 22, 2022
Needs to have a better interface. The icon keeps turning like it's still searching.The logging of the files are useful. You can open the csv file to view details. It would be nice to have clickable lat/long from the apps
15 people found this review helpful
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Chendy Priya
September 23, 2020
Well, it didn't work for me. I lost my fitness band and was unable to find it using this app. But what disappointed me was I found it in a place where I mostly scanned using this app.
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What's new

Added logging in JSON and CSV. Added Advertising ID. Fixed bug where app crashes on large scans.