Skip to content

vitorpamplona/react-native-ble-advertiser

master
Switch branches/tags
Code

Latest commit

 

Git stats

Files

Permalink
Failed to load latest commit information.
Type
Name
Latest commit message
Commit time
 
 
 
 
 
 
ios
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

react-native-ble-advertiser npm version npm downloads GitHub issues

Bluetooth Advertiser & Scanner for React Native. This is in a very early development focused in contact tracing applications. Please use with caution.

Supported Platforms

  • ReactNative 0.60+
  • Android 21+
  • iOS 10+
  • Bluetooth API 5.0+

Features / TO-DO List

Installation

npm install react-native-ble-advertiser --save

or

yarn add react-native-ble-advertiser

Setting up the Android Project

In the AndroidManifest.xml file, add the Bluetooth permissions

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION"/>

Setting up the iOS Project

On your plist file, add the following keys:

<key>NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
<string>...</string>
<key>NSBluetoothAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
<string>...</string>
<key>UIBackgroundModes</key>
<array>
    <string>bluetooth-central</string>
    <string>bluetooth-peripheral</string>
</array>
<key>UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities</key>
<array>
    <string>bluetooth-le</string>
</array>

Usage

Advertiser

Import the module

import BLEAdvertiser from 'react-native-ble-advertiser'

Define your company ID and broadcast your service UUID with additional manufactoring data:

BLEAdvertiser.setCompanyId(0x00); // Your Company's Code
BLEAdvertiser.broadcast([UUID], [ManufacturerData], {}) // The service UUID and additional manufacturer data. 
    .then(success => console.log('Broadcasting Sucessful', success))
    .catch(error => console.log('Broadcasting Error', error));

Available Advertising Options:

{
    advertiseMode: BLEAdvertiser.<
        ADVERTISE_MODE_LOW_POWER, 
        ADVERTISE_MODE_BALANCED, 
        ADVERTISE_MODE_LOW_LATENCY, 
        ADVERTISE_MODE_LOW_POWER>,
    txPowerLevel: BLEAdvertiser.<
        ADVERTISE_TX_POWER_LOW, 
        ADVERTISE_TX_POWER_HIGH, 
        ADVERTISE_TX_POWER_LOW, 
        ADVERTISE_TX_POWER_MEDIUM, 
        ADVERTISE_TX_POWER_ULTRA_LOW>,
    connectable: <false,true>, 
    includeDeviceName: <false,true>, 
    includeTxPowerLevel: <false,true>
}

Stop broadcasting

BLEAdvertiser.stopBroadcast()
    .then(success => console.log("Stop Broadcast Successful", success))
    .catch(error => console.log("Stop Broadcast Error", error));

Scanner

Import the modules

import BLEAdvertiser from 'react-native-ble-advertiser'
import { NativeEventEmitter, NativeModules } from 'react-native';

Register a listener to collect the devices through ReactNative events.

const eventEmitter = new NativeEventEmitter(NativeModules.BLEAdvertiser);
eventEmitter.addListener('onDeviceFound', (deviceData) => {
    console.log(deviceData);
});

Scan by Service UUID

BLEAdvertiser.setCompanyId(0x00); // Your Company's Code
BLEAdvertiser.scanByService([UUID], {}) // service UUID and options
    .then(success => console.log("Scan Successful", success))
    .catch(error => console.log("Scan Error", error)); 

Scan by your company ID and additional data (Android only).

BLEAdvertiser.setCompanyId(0x00); // Your Company's Code
BLEAdvertiser.scan([ManufacturerData], {}) // manufacturer data and options
    .then(success => console.log("Scan Successful", success))
    .catch(error => console.log("Scan Error", error)); 

Available Scanning Options:

{
    scanMode: BLEAdvertiser.<
        SCAN_MODE_BALANCED, 
        SCAN_MODE_LOW_LATENCY, 
        SCAN_MODE_LOW_POWER, 
        SCAN_MODE_OPPORTUNISTIC>,
    matchMode: BLEAdvertiser.<
        MATCH_MODE_AGGRESSIVE, 
        MATCH_MODE_STICKY>,
    numberOfMatches: BLEAdvertiser.<
        MATCH_NUM_FEW_ADVERTISEMENT,
        MATCH_NUM_MAX_ADVERTISEMENT, 
        MATCH_NUM_ONE_ADVERTISEMENT>,
    reportDelay: <int>
}

Stop scanning

BLEAdvertiser.stopScan()
    .then(success => console.log("Stop Scan Successful", success))
    .catch(error => console.log("Stop Scan Error", error));

Bluetooth Status

const eventEmitter = new NativeEventEmitter(NativeModules.BLEAdvertiser);
onBTStatusChange = eventEmitter.addListener('onBTStatusChange', (enabled) => {
    console.log("Bluetooth status: ", enabled);
});

Developing

  1. Fork the repo to your GitHub user.

  2. Clone to your computer.

git clone https://github.com/vitorpamplona/react-native-ble-advertiser.git
  1. Use the script to repack the lib into the example folder and start the app in a connected device (avoid emulators).
./repack.sh <android,ios> <devicename>
  1. If you only change the Example files, you can re-run the example with the usual
npx react-native <run-android, run-ios --device>

Pull requests are welcome :)

Manual execution

  1. Build the library with npm pack
npm pack
  1. Install your build on the example app.
cd example
npm i $NPMFILE
  1. Update pods
cd ios
pod install
cd ..
  1. Run the example
npx react-native run-android