346 ratings (3.809 average)
What's new in this version (2.11.16843):
- Bugfix: Keyboard support for Tablets
- Improved device settings
- Bugfix in data packaging
- TELNET Mode
- Bugfixes in the data view and in the data packaging algorithm
- Automatic Bluetooth on
- NEW: special build on http://tec-it.com for licensing without access to Android Market (bulk licensing)
GetBlue enhances handsets or tablets with automated data acquisition and manual device communication for Bluetooth SPP devices, TCP/IP, HTTP and camera barcode-scanners.
OVERVIEW: GetBlue collects data from Bluetooth SPP, 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.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (E-Mail/MSN).
KNOWN PROBLEMS: 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.
Last comments from Android Market
@shadow: please report problems to email@example.com. Same is true for questions. We provide support for this App. Thanks!
sounds great. but does not work
Great utility app. On Captivate w/2.1 and RN41 module.
Which output type is for outputting to other apps? Also, is 1.6 support a possibility?
Works perfect for reading serial data sent from a bluetooth module (RN-41). Very helpful app for me.
Works well with barcode camera app
Good. @Greg why rate low things you don't understand?
Horrible nothing works don't waste your time
Great little app, and the dev support is fantastic and quick.
Works great on 2.1 (nexus one) This program is perfect for testing Bluetooth SPP devices.