Web Bluetooth Scanning

Enables Bluetooth Low Energy Scanning

Motivation

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices are all around you. They broadcast advertising packets informing anyone listening that they are present. From Indoor Positioning to broadcasting URLs as with the Physical Web, there are many interesting use cases that BLE devices make possible. Web Bluetooth Scanning will enable a site to listen for BLE advertising packets so that developers can build applications that take advantage of the BLE infrastructure.

Demos

Documentation

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

Blink


In developer trial (Behind a flag) (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 79
  • Chrome for Android release 79

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

  • No signal
  • No signal
  • No signal
  • Mixed signals

Owners

Comments

Partially implemented: See Implementation Status: https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/web-bluetooth/blob/master/implementation-status.md#scanning-api

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bluetooth, scanning, physical web,

Last updated on 2020-10-25