Questions tagged [altbeacon]

The Open and Inter-operable Proximity Beacon Specification.

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How to update overlap MAC elements in Listview

The beacon scanner does not work when I try to update it without adding the same MAC when I show it in ListView. And getTxPower() method doesn't work. The txPower value is only 127. Android Studio ...
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Android beacon library Background service - UI lag when Video Play or Load some API Data

I'm developing a beacon application scanner (in Background when Bluetooth is activated) with Android Beacon Library. The problem is whenever I activate the scanner in as a background, and I try to ...
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Android Beacon Library - detect specific UUID only

The Android Beacon Library documentation describes using setBeaconLayout to match any beacon broadcasting a given BLE pattern of bytes. This is more flexible than iOS, where we are restricted to ...
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Could AltBeacon library be used to wake up my app as soon as a beacon comes in range, even on Android 8+?

I wish to code an app that a user installs and then forgets about it. When his/her android smartphone detects a beacon on a street (I don't care about distance, RSSI power,...), it launches my app. Is ...
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AltBeacon not scanning beacons in background using foreground service. RegionBootstrap/ BootstrapNotifier implementation is also not working

I have a service which looks for beacons when the user enters any building based on the location it will return back valid beacon regions. The BeaconRanger service is then triggered and should start ...
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Unable to see in the Unregistered tab of Google Beacon Tools app the Eddystone UID when trasmitting using the Android Beacon Library

I see the UID transmitted in Locate App from Radius but I am not able to see in Google Beacon Tools app . I want to register in Google the Eddystone-UID when I use a transmitter build with the ...
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Correct way of calculating distance from RSSI and TxPower

I'm using AltBeacon library for RSSI and TxPower values. RSSI = -90 TxPower = -83 I found that calc distance is done by using this formula: d = 10 ^ ((TxPower -Rssi) / 10n) (n ranges from 2 to 4) ...
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Stopping and restarting foreground service scanning with altbeacon

I'm currently getting a headache with sticky notifications while trying to stop and restart foreground scanning in altbeacon. What I want to do: I want to start scanning for Bluetooth LE Beacons in ...
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how beacon detect major and minor more than 1?

I got a project from college to make a pop up notification so, i made my phone as a beacon. and make validation for get a notification by detecting major and minor from it's beacon. so i will post ...
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Detected beacons have same RSSI

I'm using AltBeacon library to detect my beacons. They are place in rooms corners around 3-4m away from each other. What is pretty weird, is that they all return same RSSI value +/- 1. I wanted to do ...
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How to change the transmitting url of Eddystone url

I have estimote beacon and i'm trying to add or change the eddystone url's url info but i'm unable to do it. I tried some codes that i found but none of them is resolved my problem. Here is one of ...
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how to solve android bug on list of ibeacon with altbeacon library?

i'm scanning ibeacon device on android with altbeacon library. i have 2 ibeacon device. i've already can scan ibeacon but that is not on list. it just show 1 device, but i want to show 2 devices that ...
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What does ScanPeriod and BetweenScanPeriod mean in AltBeacon Library?

Do the "setForegroundScanPeriod" and "setForegroundBetweenScanPeriod" in the AltBeacon library match to the Scan Window and Scan Interval of the BLE standard? Also, does this refer to a scan event ...
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How to use work manager to resolve problem with exiting from region after app is killed by user?

I have a problem with altbeacon library. I am preparing a small library in which one module scanns beacons in background and foreground. I have found sample app in one library on Github and I have ...
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Is there any way to improve start detecting beacons using altbeacon while device scanning in foreground?

I have two fragments in my app. The second fragment has the configuration of scanning beacons in foreground and I've setup that it should bind beacon manger in onResume() and unbind onPause() with ...
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Using AltBeacon BeaconManager outside Service or Activity

When using RegionBootstrap, and getting a call that you entered a beacon region, I would like to subscribe to an RxJava observable that will begin scanning for particular beacons and possible send up ...
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Android Scanning working Fine with simulator ,not working with real beacon hardware

I created a beacon scanning app in Android. The goal of the app is to identify whether the beacon is scanned or not The app I have tested with beacon simulator app on android. One of my mobile acting ...
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java.lang.NoSuchMethodError: android.bluetoothAdapter.getBluetoothLeAdvertiser at org.altbeacon.beacon

Getting error on Asus, Samsung tablets having OS version 4.4.2 Android Beacon Library version. Getting below Issue. I tried updating the library, handling the crash but still able to see below error:...
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Size of beacons detected is not accurate

@Override public void onBeaconServiceConnect() { BeaconManager beaconManager = BeaconManager.getInstanceForApplication(this); beaconManager.setRangeNotifier(new RangeNotifier() { @...
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Refresh or remove beacons from a list

public void onBeaconServiceConnect() { BeaconManager beaconManager = BeaconManager.getInstanceForApplication(this); beaconManager.setRangeNotifier(new RangeNotifier() { @Override ...
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AltBeacon Library shows beacons only first time and then stops showing them

I am using altbeacon library for detecting iBeacon. It shows all beacons on first scanning then some beacons are missing out. This is my situation: I have 7 beacons, on first scanning the app ...
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How AltBean/Android manages active and passive BLE scan? Is it possible to set the library to perform only passive scans?

If I understood AltBeacon's Power Manager documentation correctly. On Android 5+ devices, the library will continuously (or every few seconds) perform passive scans and, from time to time, it will ...
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Android altbeacon ranging in intervals when app in background

I'm working on an app that runs a background service to range bluetooth beacons in intervals. I start a ForegroundService with a timer to start ranging beacons for 10 seconds every minute, with an ...
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How to push notifications from RadBeacon to Google Cloudstore?

I need to setup RadBeacon Dot so that the notifications gets pushed to Cloud Store or even for that matter S3?
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ALTbeacon use in Android Module

Hi I want to use ALTbeacon in Android Module. This is not a problem, ALTbeacon is a great library. However: If user/system kill the app, which use my Android Module I want to regenerate RangeNotifier....
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Android-AltBeacon-library intergration in a java class

I'm trying to integrate the altbeacon function in a java class in android studio, but I'm getting an error because of the getActivity. I want to created an object from this class in onahter Activities....
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Altbeacon 2.16.1 can't scan beacons with specific beacon type code

I am building an Android app that scans two types of beacon using the android-beacon-library: iBeacon type (0x4c000215) custom beacon which beacon type code is 0x4106 I know there was an issue that ...
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Bluetooth Stack unresponsive after a while for detecting BLE devices

I am trying to detect beacons using altbeacon. I had to configure a foreground service using worker and few other options to make it work in all devices including chinese OEMs. The problem I face ...
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AltBeacon on Android 8 slow on first run (app isn't responding)

Only for the first time lauching the app (after uninstall/install), after it starts scanning beacons, the message "App isn't responding" appears, only happening on Android 8 (Samsung A5 and J5 Prime). ...
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How to insert beacon details to database when the app is being killed from the background?

I'm working with altbeacon library how can I add the beacon details to database when the app is being killed from background.
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How to reduce the time period between two successive scanning in altbeacon

I am working with ibeacon using altbeacon library.I want to increase the period between two successive scanning.I tried following code. beaconManager.setForegroundBetweenScanPeriod(30000l); ...
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Filtered scans on android 9 wont find beacons using UUID filters

I am currently trying to scan BLE devices, I am using a Galaxy S9+ with android 9.0. It seems unfiltered scans don't work with galaxy s9+ so I added filters like this String serviceUuidString ="...
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incorrect distance showing altbeacon in android?

I'm working on beacon mapping app when a beacon enters in 2 meters range i have to call web service but by using this library it's showing wrong distance if beacon is in 5m range then also it's ...
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Android AltBeacon Advertise Power and Visibility Range

The Android AltBeacon Library and Android Beacon API provides option to set the advertise power to advertise the beacon. The available setting are High, Medium, Low and Ultra Low. During my testing, I ...
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Android altbeacon library for ibeacon is detecting device having uuid other than specified uuid

Android altbeacon library for ibeacon is detecting device having uuid other than specified uuid in beaconManager.startRangingBeaconsInRegion(new Region(buuid, null, null, null));
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Where is the difference between startMonitoringBeaconsInRegion and startRangingBeaconsInRegion

I don't understand the difference between the 2 methods in the BeaconManager class. https://altbeacon.github.io/android-beacon-library/javadoc/org/altbeacon/beacon/BeaconManager.html#...
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Android Beacon Library setNumOfMatches and setMatchMode

In the Android Beacon Library I haven't found a way to set the number of matches - ScanSettings.Builder setNumOfMatches. Is there a way to do this? I think it might be defaulting to ...
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Runnng foreground service for scanning beacons makes detections slow after a while

I have made a React native app with native logics for beacon scanning. I have made a foreground service for detecting beacons on android 8+ devices. The problem I am facing is that after letting the ...
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ALTBeacon library threads impacting other thread functions in application

We are writing an client server application which communicates with the server to inform its BLE location and get updates from the server to perform any requested action. This application uses the ALT ...
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Android check is bluetooth in doze mode

Good day. I would like to know if the bluetooth scanning is unavailable now (locked by doze mode?). Now i check it by this method: fun isInDozeMode(context: Context) : Boolean { val ...
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How to get id or major or minor from a beacon?

This code detects a beacon but i am not able to get an id or major or minor from it. I tried using beacon.id1() function but it always returns null. I am trying to implement this since 3 days but i am ...
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beacon not scanning when app closed from recent apps using alt beacon libaray

I am developing an app to scan beacons using altbecaon library. Every time I am having different issues when I change my scenario. I don't know what is the reason. Everything working fine. But the ...
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Can't scan beacon when restart activity

I import android-beacon-library-2.15.2.aar this library and scan the beacon, public static final String UUID ="***"; private BeaconManager beaconManager; private Region defaultRegion = null; ...
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Android Beacon Library - Beacon scanning stops after ~30 minutes

I am working on a indoor nav problem, and I am seeing beacon scans stop when the screen is locked. I'm using Android Beacon Library 2.15.1. Nothing in the release notes lead me to believe 2.15.2 ...
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Altbeacon scan period requirements for latest version ( 2.15.4 )

I have read a lot of information regarding the foreground/background scan periods and issues for long scans on Android 7 but I am confused as to what should be configured for best results in the ...
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Using alt beacon is correctly working on oreo, but crashes on pie

I have developed a beacon app using Alt beacon.It was working correctly on oreo but crashes on android pie because of notification problem.Kindly help me out. Everything working fine,but app is not ...
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Android Beacon Library RSSI filter

I know that this is related to existing question, but none directly answered my question, and my reputation is too low to add a comment to ask David. Sorry :( I'm using the Android Beacon Library, ...
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Beacon library background scan issue on Marshmallow

I am using android beacon library for beacon scan. And My android device is running Android 6 ( Samsung Galaxy S5). In background mode, The app is not detecting beacon for 5 sec. (Not getting scan ...
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I am using altbeacon library 2.15+ but for oreo and nougat version is not scanning beacon?

onBeacon ServiceConnect method is to detect the beacon. For lollipop version is detecting for nougat and oreo version beacon not detecting: public void onBeaconServiceConnect() { RangeNotifier ...
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Background Scanning on Android 8+

This question might be answered already but we would like to have a explicit confirmation. Currently we are using Proprietary beacons working as iBeacons in our business and we have reach the same ...

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