nRF Beacon Mobile App

An app that lets you explore the full range of possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Low Energy technology

The nRF Beacon application lets you explore a full range of possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth® Low Energy technology. The application has been designed to demonstrate all features of the nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit.

The app allows you to register actions that will be triggered when specified events occur.

Currently a beacon can silence the phone, open an application, browse a web page, show predefined object info (e.g. Mona Lisa painting) or play an alarm on one of these 4 events: beacon region has been entered, exited, a beacon is near, or a beacon is very close.

Source code available here:

Features & Content

  • Currently, the app supports the following actions:
    • Shows an object (Mona Lisa painting)
    • Opens a web browser
    • Plays an alarm
  • The app supports the following four events:
    • You enter the beacon’s range
    • You exit the beacon’s range
    • You are close to the beacon
    • You are next to the beacon

Related products

The app demonstrates all features of the nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit

nRF51822 Bluetooth Smart Beacon Kit

Reference design that lets you explore the full range of development possibilities for beacons using Bluetooth Smart technology.

nRF51822 SoC

General purpose Bluetooth Low Energy SoC ideal for single chip solutions or as a connectivity device.

16 MHz Cortex-M0
256/128 KB Flash, 32/16 KB RAM
2.4 GHz Transceiver
2 Mbps, 1 Mbps, 250 kbps
Bluetooth Low Energy
+4 dBm TX Power
128-bit AES CCM

UART, SPI, TWI

10-bit ADC

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