A recent update to the Google Chrome browser now makes it capable of interacting with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices using the Web Bluetooth API on Android, Chrome OS and Mac. This means that with a few lines of code, developers are now able to make connections to Bluetooth devices such as printers or LED displays.
One of the samples that's been showcased so far depicts a mobile device connecting to a BLE-enabled heart rate monitor over the Google Chrome browser. More examples and demos of this new feature at play can be found on GitHub.
This new Google Chrome feature opens up a lot of opportunity for streamlined experiences to be created on the web, in retail spaces that integrate BLE devices and beyond.
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