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SweetBlue Library


Your stress-free and cost effective solution for developing Android apps with reliable Bluetooth® Smart connections.

What is SweetBlue?

As Android developers, our App team knows how difficult it can be supporting the plethora of phones and tablets in the market. SweetBlue serves as the friendly middleman between your code and the chaos, offering a simple API that hides the details and lets you focus on what's most important to you: your app.

Save Development Time

Sit back and let SweetBlue handle the nitty gritty issues of Bluetooth Smart development for Android and save months of development time.

Normalize Devices

Write code for one smart device and have the confidence that it will work on any other, saving you thousands in hardware and testing costs.

Eliminate Bugs

Know what's going on under the hood at all times with comprehensive analytics, diagnostics, logging and debugging facilities.


Core Features

  1. An API designed from the ground-up to be simple, predictable and robust.
  2. Transparent fallback, retry and correction mechanisms for a multitude of failure conditions, both transient and permanent.
  3. High-level constructs like transactions, state tracking and polling that make common use cases a breeze to implement.
  4. Open-source codebase, full-coverage API documentation, sample projects and support.
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  • Full-coverage API documentation
  • Sample applications
  • Java with zero API-level dependencies
  • Rich, queryable state tracking for simple UI integration
  • Automatic service discovery
  • Built-in polling and caching for RSSI and characteristic reads with change tracking to simulate notifications
  • Highly configurable scanning with continuous mode, min/max time limits, periodic bursts, advanced filtering, and more
  • Transactions for easily coordinating authentication handshakes, initialization and firmware updates
  • Undiscovery based on last time seen
  • Clean leakage of underlying native stack objects in case of emergency
  • Internal priority job queue that ensures serialization of all operations 
  • Optimal coordination of the Bluetooth® low energy stack when connected to multiple devices
  • Detection, and correction of dozens of Bluetooth® low energy failure conditions
  • Numerous manufacturer-specific workarounds
  • Transparent retries for transient failure conditions
  • Distills dozens of lines of boilerplate, booby-trapped, native API usages into single method calls
  • Transparently falls back to Bluetooth® Classic for certain Bluetooth® low energy failure conditions
  • On-the-fly configurable reconnection loops started automatically when random disconnects occur
  • One convenient method to completely unwind and reset the Bluetooth stack
  • Verbose logging, runtime analytics and detailed warning and error reporting

The Sweetblue Toolbox App

The iDevices SweetBlue Toolbox app is everything Android™ Bluetooth® developers need to manage, operate and configure options for Bluetooth Low Energy devices – without any of the hassle.

  • Scan for Blutooth devices

    Determine which API works best for discovering your Bluetooth Low Energy device.
  • Make changes in real-time

    Get a live look at SweetBlue’s settings and toggle its features on and off instantly to make changes in real-time
  • Easy access to all
    the information you need

    Easy access to real-time information about the Android device that the Toolbox is running on and which Bluetooth Low Energy APIs are supported.

Tested Android Devices

iDevices performs extensive testing on the most popular Android devices to certify their compatibility with our SweetBlue library. This list will be updated as new devices are tested.

Get Started For Free Now

Download now to test out our free version

Try It Now

Fill out the form below to get started with our free version of the SweetBlue iDevices Android® Bluetooth® Smart Library and you will be emailed a download link.

Plans & Pricing

Use the SweetBlue library for developing your commercial apps. Select a plan that meets your needs and budget and get started with development today.

Save months of development time and receive direct support from our in-house team of experts that built SweetBlue.

  • Includes all free version features, plus:
  • Use in one commercial application
  • 20 hours of phone/email support
  • Priority response to emerging Android BLE issues
  • Input on new features
  • Payment Options:
    • $1,295 (recurring annually)
    • $3,495 (one-time payment)
Looking to include our Android Bluetooth library in your own software or in multiple applications? Our team of experts can customize SweetBlue to fit your needs and scale to any size project.

  • With our Enterprise plan, you can look forward to:
  • Solutions tailored to your objectives and timeline
  • Expert advice and guidance throughout the design process
  • Priority support from our in-house development team
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