Bluetooth low energy chat example to browse for and connect to SPP devices (like your Arduino) to send text back and forth. Currently supports the Seeed Studio Xadow BLE device as well as the Redbear shield. See our website to view our source code, compile your own version, or build your own app.


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Garage Opener BLE
BLE Discovery
Apploader - upload Arduino sketches over BLE
My BLE Simulator
Bluetooth Smart Scanner
Bluetooth Smart Data

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Bean Console

The IOS Serial Monitor solution for the LightBlue Bean from Punch Through Design. Bean Console is an input/output console to be used with the LightBlue Bean Bluetooth LE micro-controller board from Punch Through Design. For information on (or to purchase) the LightBlue Bean visit - Initial ReleaseFEATURES: - Displays Serial() messages from the LightBlue Beans arduino sketch.- Can send data to the LightBlue Beans arduino sketch- Reads the LightBlue Beans five scratch characteristics- Monitors for changes to the LightBlue Beans five scratch characteristics- Can toggle the LightBlue Beans arduino modules power on/off- Can set or clear the LightBlue Beans pairing PIN

  • rating 4.85714
  • size 11.7 MB

BLE Controller

This App is designed to work with our BLE boards for Makers and Developers, please visit for more information.

  • size 2.6 MB

Adafruit Bluefruit LE Connect

Wirelessly connect your iOS device to Adafruit Bluefruit LE modules for control & communication with your projects. Features: Send iOS sensor & GPS data wirelessly over Bluetooth LE (Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life) Control Pad for simple directional control of your projects Control Arduino Digital, Analog, & PWM pin input & output Send & receive messages via UART monitor in Hex or ASCII format Control NeoPixels individually with an interactive color picker Scan & list nearby Bluetooth LE peripherals with RSSI and Advertisement data Connect & List peripheral Services & Characteristics in Info mode Serial Plotter to plot numeric data graphically Multiple simultaneous connections (UART and Serial Plotter only) Update your Bluefruit device to the latest firmware version from within the app Use Apple Watch to control Bluefruit with Color Picker & Control PadLearn more about Adafruit Bluefruit LE at:

  • size 47.9 MB

HM10 Bluetooth Serial Lite

This app allows you to easily test your projects that use the HM10 or HM11 Bluetooth to Serial transceiver module. Can be used with, for example, Arduinos and other microcontroller boards. Source code can be found on GitHub.

  • size 17.7 MB


Development tool to connect to nearby BLE devices and display their current RSSI value

  • size 18.5 MB

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The open source Firmata project lets you connect Arduino to many other things. Now you can connect your idevice to your Arduino via Bluetooth Low Energy. See our website to view our source code, compile your own version, or build your own app.

  • size 0.7 MB
  • version 1.0.3


BLEFirmata is an App to control an Arduino board over Bluetooth 4.0. iFirmata uses the Firmata protocol: www.firmata.orgThis App supports digital, analog reading and writing, as well as I2C communication. Currently all major Bluetooth 4.0 devices are supported: the RedBearLab Mini (, RedBearLab BLE Shield (, Dr. Krolls BLE Shield (, and our Lilypad BLE ( is an open source App. For extending the source code, please visit:

  • size 1.0 MB
  • version 1.0

Garage Opener BLE

A garage door control app using Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to connect to an Arduino Uno with a BLE Shield. Features:* Minimalistic interface aimed at being unobtrusive and easy to use when driving* Connects automatically to the BLE Shield v2.1 from, giving you access to one click control of your garage door. Since its somewhat hard to come by spare parts for my exact model I decided to build my own.

  • size 10.2 MB
  • version 1.3.2


More than just a Bluetooth Low Energy app for discovery and chat Welcome to yACKmeSure, yACKme offers a useful discovery service for ALL Bluetooth Low Energy devices on the market, but its much more than just a great BLE diagnostic tool. yACKme will teach you how to use Bluetooth Low Energy for real-world monitoring, control and messaging applications. It teaches you how to make your things buzz, stir, measure and whir The source code for the yACKme app is available to qualified registered users of the ACKme Networks Bluetooth Low Energy developer program.

  • size 13.6 MB
  • version 1.30


BLE_Controller is an application to communicate with Bluetooth Low Energy. After connecting to the detected BLE device, it sends a string that has been set in each of the button by pressing the buttonYou can use this app in a state in which with the BLE shield to Arduino, can fire the action from the iPhone to the arduino. You can not connect to select the device that does not support writing.

  • size 0.5 MB
  • version 1.0.2

BLE Discovery

BLE Discovery is an app to find and visualize data about Bluetooth low energy (LE) also known as Bluetooth 4 devices. The app allows the user to discover nearby BLE devices; in particular the app has been conceived to help developers detect and measure signal strength of Bluetooth Low Energy devices and iBeacons. For any inquiry, please contact [email protected]

  • rating 4.2
  • size 8.5 MB
  • version 1.0

Apploader - upload Arduino sketches over BLE

Apploader - upload Arduino sketches over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) from your iPad/iPhone. * store your sketches in the app* upload wirelessly over BLE to Arduino Uno, Nano, Mega 2560* built-in Blink sketch* upload from other apps (ArduinoCode)Requires Arduino BLE shield (HC-08, HM-10, HM-11, HM-13).Apploader has built-in Blink sketch for the supported Arduino boards, but you can add your own sketches (follow Start Guide in the app after installation).App blog:http://www.apploader.infoSupport the project and go Premium to upload user sketches: video (Arduino Uno): video (Arduino Mega 2560): Arduino is a trademark of Arduino team

  • size 1.6 MB
  • version 3.0

My BLE Simulator

Its a BLE simulator with sophisticated UI.My BLE Simulator can simulate to connect to your devices that use Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (as BLE).My BLE Simulator has two modes, CENTRAL and PERIPHERAL. In CENTRAL mode, you can scan and connect to BLE devices around you. NOTICE: This app is to simulate Bluetooth Low Energy(as BLE), so cannot control another bluetooth devices.

  • size 13.2 MB
  • version 1.0

Bluetooth Smart Scanner

Bluetooth Smart Scanner is the fastest app to find all Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Smart) devices around you. It shows detailed information that Bluetooth Low Energy devices advertise, including device name, signal strength (RSSI), supported services, battery level, etc. BLE devices can only be discovered when they are advertising.

  • rating 3.90196
  • size 2.4 MB
  • version 1.0.7

Bluetooth Smart Data

Microchips SmartData provides the ability to scan and connect to RN4020 Microchip Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) peripherals with Microchip Low Energy Data Profile (MLDP). Once connected to a RN4020 Microchip BLE peripheral with MLDP, the MLDP tab lets user to transfer data back and forth between the device and BLE peripheral using a simple data terminal view. The help on each tab provides description and the commands that can be used to configure the RN4020.

  • size 10.9 MB
  • version 1.1