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A curated list of awesome Bluetooth beacon software and tools.
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May 3rd, 2019

Jul 29th, 2018


  • BeaconKitstars22 - Beacon detection framework using CoreBluetooth, supporting Eddystone-UID, Eddystone-URL, AltBeacon.
  • OS X

  • BeaconKitstars22 - Beacon detection framework ns Swift using CoreBluetooth, supporting Eddystone-UID, Eddystone-URL, AltBeacon, iBeacon.
  • Nov 28th, 2017

    Nov 17th, 2017

    Virtual Beacons

  • Quick Beacon
  • Oct 16th, 2017


  • Universal Bluetooth Beacon Librarystars198 - open source library and links to apps to talk to Eddystone and iBeacon beacons
  • Feb 5th, 2017

    Virtual Beacons

  • Android BLE advertising librarystars112
  • Locate by Radius Networks - Virtual iBeacon
  • Chrome App to advertise Eddystone packets - uses Eddystone Advertising Library
  • Linux iBeacon broadcasterstars155
  • Proximity Trends & Outlook

  • Wired 4 Reasons Why Apple’s iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design
  • Wi-Fi Aware™ - 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

  • BeaconCtrlstars92 Setup and manage large beacon deployments with BeaconCtrl Open Source platform
  • The Open and Interoperable Proximity Beacon Specification
  • Jan 15th, 2017

    Beacon Scanner Apps

  • iBeacon Scanner & codestars5
  • Beacon Development

  • iBeacon Scanner for Androidstars70, Docs & Blog post
  • Jan 13th, 2017

    Dec 14th, 2016


  • RABeaconManagerstars7 RABeaconManager is an easy to use library that allows you to detect Bluetooth Beacons and iBeacons in the foreground and background.
  • Beacon Development

  • reelyactive-ble-android-sdkstars14 This SDK allows you to scan beacons and advertise as a beacon.
  • Jul 13th, 2016


  • JMCiBeaconManagerstars142 - An iBeacon Manager class that is responsible for detecting beacons nearby.
  • Jun 19th, 2016

    Beacon Advertiser Apps

  • Beacon Simulator - iBeacon, Eddystone, AltBeacon
  • May 19th, 2016

    Eddystone by Google

  • Web Bluetooth Eddystone Configurator
  • [Eddystone GATT Configuration Service & Google Nearby API and Proximity API](* ) (by Nordic Semiconductor)
  • Physical Web

  • Physical Web Implementation Status
  • Hacks & Cool Apps

  • Empowering vision impaired people to navigate the world independently (an open standard)
  • Swift

  • iOS Eddystone Scanner Sample Application
  • iOS & OSX Bluetooth library for RxSwiftstars1.3k
  • Node.js

  • Node-RED nodes to interact with the Physical Web
  • Mar 8th, 2016

    OS X

  • Beacon OSXstars854 - Mavericks as an iBeacon
  • Electron Physical Web Scanstars46 - Mac OSX desktop app to scan for Physical Web (Eddystone) bluetooth beacons
  • Electron Slide Beaconstars133 - Share links from your Mac using this app to broadcast them as an Eddystone URL (Physical Web) bluetooth beacon.
  • Mar 7th, 2016

    Eddystone by Google

  • Advertising frame types
  • Eddystone Branding Guidelines & Logos
  • Proximity Beacon API by Google

  • Beacons 101-- Getting Started with the Google Beacon Platform - Video Ubiquity Dev Summit 2016
  • Get Started with Beacons - This guide explains the steps required to start using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons to provide proximity-based experiences for your users.
  • Proximity Beacon API - A cloud service that allows you to manage data associated with your BLE beacons using a REST interface
  • Nearby - Build simple interactions between nearby devices and people
  • Installation & Radio Planning

  • Brooklyn Museum: Positioning Visitors with iBeacons & Getting Visibility on the iBeacon Problem
  • Beacon Discovery & Configuration Tools

  • ScanBeaconstars26 - A ruby gem that allows you to scan for beacon advertisements using IOBluetooth (on Mac OS X) or a BlueGiga BLE112 device (on mac or linux)
  • Web Bluetooth API

  • Web Bluetooth Intro by Opera
  • Web Bluetooth Demosstars503
  • Jan 24th, 2016

    Physical Web

  • Physical Web - Walk up and use anything - Official Github repository
  • Nov 21st, 2015

    Eddystone by Google

  • Google Developers Beacons Portal
  • Eddystone Protocol Specification & Toolsstars3k
  • Eddystone Validator
  • iBeacon Resources by Apple

  • iBeacon for Developers
  • Getting Started with iBeacon (PDF)
  • iBeacon Artwork and Specifications
  • Hacks & Cool Apps

  • Google Glass & Beaconsstars4
  • PunchClockstars1.7k An in/out tracking app for iOS 7+ that uses iBeacon and Geofencing.
  • LaunchHere for iOS - iBeacon based app shortcuts
  • Swift

  • Swift based iBeacon App Development with CoreLocation on Apple iOS 7/8
  • HiBeaconsstars1.1k A nice iBeacon demo app in Swift.
  • Objective-C

  • Generic iBeacon Management and Utilities by KinveyLabsstars186
  • Replicates detecting and broadcasting iBeacons in the backgroundstars380
  • Beacon Development

  • BeaconKeeperstars140 The simple library for locating iBeacons in background
  • Bluetooth LE Library for Androidstars842
  • Beacon Scanner Apps

  • Beacon Scanner & Logger Android app that scans for BLE Beacons/iBeacons and logs the results to a file
  • Cordova, Phonegap, Xamarin, Titanium

  • iBeacon advertising and scanning in a Titanium modulestars138
  • OS X

  • iBeacon Scanning Utility App for OSXstars491
  • Bluetooth Smart & BLE Tools

  • nRF Master Control Panel (BLE) 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.
  • LightBlue Mac OSX
  • Beacon Developer Kits & BLE Chips

  • EMMicroelectronics
  • Last Checked At: 2022-09-21T14:49:09.616Z


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