Bluetooth Low Energy support

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janjo...@gmail.com

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Apr 21, 2015, 4:19:01 AM4/21/15
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I would like to have Bluetooth beacon support in (at least) Firefox for Android. In the past week I have been hacking on beacons and I believe they're gonna be key to connecting the physical world with mobile phones.

Any discussion in W3C around this yet?

I guess the first iteration of the API could look something like:

interface BeaconScanner : EventTarget {
void startScanning();
void stopScanning();

attribute EventHandler onbeaconfound;
}

interface Beacon {
readonly attribute DOMString uuid;
readonly attribute long major;
readonly attribtue long minor;
readonly attribute short rssi;
}

Support is there for Android 4.3+ and for OS/X (at least from what I can test).

Vincent Scheib

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Apr 21, 2015, 3:23:32 PM4/21/15
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Web Bluetooth <https://www.w3.org/community/web-bluetooth/> community group
specification <https://webbluetoothcg.github.io/web-bluetooth/> is
currently focused on GATT, but is clearly relevant. A charter
<https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/web-bluetooth/blob/ee8d49a62f018c77f29cbe7b767725e135bb0cb9/charter.md>
is under 30 day vote now, it has strong support.
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