View all the Bluetooth beacons around you as you pass by them or stand near them, in a beautiful interface. Bluetooth Low Energy beacons are starting to appear everywhere: shops, cafeterias, malls, stadiums, museums, and many other venues. This app gives you a glimpse of what is actually immediately close to you. Unlike other similar apps, you have all the details that you'll ever need about any type of beacon that is around you, or was recently.
Quickly detect and see details about any beacon around you, using the best beacon Android scanner around. No matter what iBeacon or Eddystone beacon is around you (Estimote, Kontakt, RECO, OnyxBeacon, or any other kind of model), this app will find it instantly.
Easily view all the details that you need about each detected beacon, including:
- for Physical Web (Eddystone) beacons: view the broadcasted URL or UID, and tap to open it in your browser
- for iBeacon-compatible devices: major ID, minor ID, and Proximity UUID
- device name and beacon proximity, updated in real-time
- average signal strength (RSSI) during the last few seconds
- Measured Power level; MAC address
- number of RSSI samples received from the beacon over the last few seconds
- when the beacon was last seen by your device
Special features: notification alert when a new beacon is found; all beacons are sorted automatically by distance; the beacon scanning is running automatically as long as the app is not manually shutdown from the running apps list.
What's a beacon?
A beacon is a tiny Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy device that can be detected by a compatible smartphone device from up to 50 meters away, without any need to pair or connect to it. Detecting beacons is very battery-friendly, unlike GPS. This allows proximity-aware applications to react differently for each beacon it finds, depending on the beacon and the application.
This application uses our custom Android beacon detection library, which we are working on since 2014.
Beacon Monitor uses OneBeacon - http://onebeacon.io , our universal beacon platform that can make your app quickly interact with any type of Bluetooth Low Energy beacon.
Tags: Eddystone, iBeacon, uribeacon, physical web, beacon, estimote, kontakt, onyx, bluetooth, BLE scanner, ble 4.0, beacon detect, beacon scan.