GetBlue Bluetooth Reader, Demo

GetBlue Bluetooth Reader, Demo

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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 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 ( 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

Many THANKS for your comments and ratings!

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.

Tags: bluetooth reader, getbluedemo, getblue, getblue bluetooth reader, getblue demo, bt reader, spp demo, getblue scanner, getblue v211, getblue source code.

Recently changed in this version

+ Fix: License bug (incorrect demo hint, refresh expired Google Play licenses)

V 2.14
+ New: placeholders for confirm and submit input - ${C}, for the simulation of generic key-codes - ${K###}, for delayed input - ${W###} and for the system back-key - ${SB}.
+ New: Selectable barcode scanner orientation (portrait, landscape or automatic orientation)
+ New: Serbian Cyrillic, עברית HEBREW, Finnish (Suomi) and Norwegian keyboard layouts
+ Fix: Incorrect time-stamp ${NOW}

Comments and ratings for GetBlue Bluetooth Reader, Demo
  • (62 stars)

    by Petra Ko on 18/03/2014

    Really useful app!

  • (62 stars)

    by Dmitry Zvorikin on 24/01/2014

    So many features but unable to test any due to payment reminders can you let me see what this program is? no? so i won't buy anything

  • (62 stars)

    by Christopher Meier on 22/12/2013

    I set up a demo application, using one GetBlue app on a cellphone (HTC Sensation), reading from BTserial source in client mode, and serving on port 8080 to a second GetBlue app on a tablet (Kindle Fire with CyanogenMod 10.1.3), also in client mode. Both s

  • (62 stars)

    by Mike Moreno on 05/12/2013

    Used it to test BT communication with an Arduino UNO. Worked perfectly, and was a HUGE help in testing.

  • (62 stars)

    by Marcos Martinez on 10/03/2013

    Blueterm is free and does the same.

  • (62 stars)

    by A Google User on 26/06/2012

    Force closes before opening Motorola Cliq.

  • (62 stars)

    by JustinHoMi on 13/11/2011

    No complaints
    Great for testing