AltBeacon program for embedded BLE. This program demonstrates how to set up a BLE device to broadcast AltBLE compatible data. Please see the official website for more details. and

Dependencies:   BLE_API mbed nRF51822

Fork of BLE_AltBeacon by Austin Blackstone


AltBeacon is an open beacon standard developed by Roving Networks. AltBeacons an alternative to the closed sourced and heavily licensed iBeacon standard.

For full details please see the AltBeacon repository

--- a/AltBeaconService.h	Tue Feb 03 18:23:07 2015 +0000
+++ b/AltBeaconService.h	Fri Mar 20 21:10:12 2015 +0000
@@ -13,19 +13,36 @@
  * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
  * limitations under the License.
 #include "BLEDevice.h"
-* @class iBeaconService
-* @brief iBeacon Service. This service sets up a device to broadcast advertising packets to mimic an iBeacon<br>
+* @class AltBeaconService
+* @brief AltBeacon Service. This service sets up a device to broadcast advertising packets to mimic an AltBeacon<br>
 class AltBeaconService
+    /**
+    * @param[ref] _ble
+    *               BLEDevice object for the underlying controller.
+    * @param[in] mfgID
+    *               The beacon device manufacturer's company identifier code. 
+    *               Usually this will coorespond to the companies BLE SIG assigned number.
+    * @param[in] beaconID
+    *               A 20-byte value uniquely identifying the beacon. 
+    *               The big endian representation of the beacon identifier. 
+    *               For interoperability purposes, the first 16+ bytes of the beacon 
+    *               identifier should be unique to the advertiser's organizational unit. 
+    *               Any remaining bytes of the beacon identifier may be subdivided as needed for the use case.
+    * @param[in] refRSSI
+    *               The RSSI of the beacon (as signed value from 0 to -127) as measured 1 meter from the device. Used for micro-location.
+    * @param[in] mfgReserved
+    *               Used for special manufacturer data. Defaults to 0x00 if not specified.
+    */
     AltBeaconService(BLEDevice &_ble, uint16_t mfgID, uint8_t beaconID[20], int8_t refRSSI, uint8_t mfgReserved = 0x00):
@@ -66,4 +83,4 @@