GetBlue provides automated data acquisition and manual device communication for Bluetooth SPP devices, serial USB devices, TCP/IP, HTTP and camera barcode-scanners. OVERVIEW: GetBlue collects data from Bluetooth SPP, serial USB, TCP/IP, HTTP ...Read more
GetBlue provides automated data acquisition and manual device communication for Bluetooth SPP devices, serial USB devices, TCP/IP, HTTP and camera barcode-scanners.
OVERVIEW: GetBlue collects data from Bluetooth SPP, serial USB, TCP/IP, HTTP and camera scanners automatically in the background. The captured data is forwarded to adjustable target devices, files, online spreadsheets or even injected into 3rd party applications. Bi-directional device communication is supported, manual communication functions for reading and writing data are available as well.
DETAILS: The data acquisition app GetBlue can be operated like a cross-switch: it captures data from an adjustable data source and forwards it to any supported target. The following devices and protocols are currently available: • Bluetooth SPP and Bluetooth RFCOMM All serial Bluetooth devices supporting the Serial Port Profile (like SPP or RFCOMM barcode scanners) can be used. GetBlue supports Bluetooth client and Bluetooth server mode, thus device as well as PC connections are possible. • Serial USB May not work on some Androids. FTDI and Prolific chipsets are supported. • TCP/IP Socket Any device providing a raw TCP/IP socket. • HTTP HTTP GET and HTTP POST requests with adjustable parameters. • Camera scanners Any external camera scanner app can be used. • Manual data input Device commands can be entered manually
Captured data can be forwarded via Bluetooth, USB, TCP/IP and HTTP to any target device. In addition the collected data can be • displayed (HEX or ASCII) • stored locally in a file (including time-stamps) • uploaded to a Google Docs Spreadsheet • or injected into arbitrary apps on the smartphone via the GetBlue soft-keyboard (keyboard wedge operation).
APPLICATION SCENARIOS: GetBlue is used as keyboard wedge (scanning barcodes with a Bluetooth scanner and injecting the bar code data into arbitrary apps), as automated data logger (e.g. uploading captured data to a Google Docs spreadsheet or storing it into a local file), for controlling Bluetooth devices, as low-cost barcode scanner connected to a PC, etc.
FREE SUPPORT: In case of problems, questions or feature requests please contact us via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Skype (TECITSupport).
KNOWN PROBLEMS: USB support may not work on your device. Some Android handsets are using buggy Bluetooth firmware and SPP communication may not work reliable (you will see SPP errors). The following procedure may help: • Switch of Bluetooth and stop all related apps • Reboot handset • Switch Bluetooth on • Re-pair with your device • Use GetBlue
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FULL VERSION: A paid version without demo-limitations is available in the Android Market. All features are identical. Just search for Apps published by TEC-IT.
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UPDATED ON: Jan 14, 2015
INSTALLATIONS: 10,000 - 50,000
LATEST VERSION: 2.15.3
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 1.5 and up
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
create Bluetooth connections
Allows an application to view configuration of the local Bluetooth phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.
Allows an application to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
control vibration alert
Allows the application to control the vibration alert.