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nRF Beacon


The nRF Beacon application lets you explore the full range of possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology. The application has been designed to demonstrate all features of the nRF8122 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit. It works partially with beacons from other manufacturers as well.

The application allows you register actions that will be triggered when specified event occur. Currently a beacon may silent the phone, open an application, open a website in a browser, show predefined information about an object (Mona Lisa painting) or play an alarm on one of the 4 events: beacon region has been entered or exited, a beacon is near or very close.

The application requires nRF Beacon Service application to be installed on the device. It may be downloaded from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.nordicsemi.android.beacon.service.

Note:
- Supported on Android version 4.3 or later.
- Tested on Samsung S3 with Android 4.3 and on Samsung S4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 with Android 4.4.2.
- Compatible with nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit
- You may find more information about nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit on our website: http://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/Bluetooth-R-low-energy/nRF51822-Bluetooth-Smart-Beacon-Kit
- The source code of nRF Beacon is available on http://www.nordicsemi.com and can be downloaded if you have purchased nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit.
- Various phones has different antennas thou may get other signal strength readings from the beacons.

Recent changes:
18.09.2014 - version 1.1.1
- Bug fixed in HEX parser (DFU): Extended Segment Address was handled incorrectly forcing to set the MBR to 0 when sending an application compiled with GCC.

25.05.2014 - version 1.1
- DFU support added
- Tasker support added
- Look & feel adjusted to nRF Toolbox
- nRF Beacon added to nRF Toolbox as an icon
- Minor bugs fixed
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About nRF Beacon
The nRF Beacon application lets you explore the full range of possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology. The application has been designed to demonstrate all features of the nRF8122 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit. It works partially with beacons from other manufacturers as well.

The application allows you register actions that will be triggered when specified event occur. Currently a beacon may silent the phone, open an application, open a website in a browser, show predefined information about an object (Mona Lisa painting) or play an alarm on one of the 4 events: beacon region has been entered or exited, a beacon is near or very close.

The application requires nRF Beacon Service application to be installed on the device. It may be downloaded from Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.nordicsemi.android.beacon.service.

Note:
- Supported on Android version 4.3 or later.
- Tested on Samsung S3 with Android 4.3 and on Samsung S4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 with Android 4.4.2.
- Compatible with nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit
- You may find more information about nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit on our website: http://www.nordicsemi.com/eng/Products/Bluetooth-R-low-energy/nRF51822-Bluetooth-Smart-Beacon-Kit
- The source code of nRF Beacon is available on http://www.nordicsemi.com and can be downloaded if you have purchased nRF51822 Bluetooth® Smart Beacon Kit.
- Various phones has different antennas thou may get other signal strength readings from the beacons.

Recent changes:
18.09.2014 - version 1.1.1
- Bug fixed in HEX parser (DFU): Extended Segment Address was handled incorrectly forcing to set the MBR to 0 when sending an application compiled with GCC.

25.05.2014 - version 1.1
- DFU support added
- Tasker support added
- Look & feel adjusted to nRF Toolbox
- nRF Beacon added to nRF Toolbox as an icon
- Minor bugs fixed

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A Google User
May 30, 2014
App doesn't work as expected This seems like a good way to demonstrate beacon functionality. However, even with the update I cannot get alarms to generate consistently and sometimes even at all for 'near' and 'away' events, even when the signal strength indicator shows proximity. I am using an S3 which is supposed to be supported. This would not be the customer experience we are looking for, although the concept is extremely compelling.