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Bluetooth plugin for Flutter

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Introduction #

Type-safe, minimalistic Buetooth plugin for Flutter, a fork from orignal "FlutterBlue" plugin.

Cross-Platform Bluetooth LE #

This plugin aims to offer the most from both platforms (iOS and Android).

Using the FlutterBlue instance, you can scan for and connect to nearby devices (BluetoothDevice). Once connected to a device, the BluetoothDevice object can discover services (BluetoothService), characteristics (BluetoothCharacteristic), and descriptors (BluetoothDescriptor). The BluetoothDevice object is then used to directly interact with characteristics and descriptors.

Usage #

Obtain an instance #

FlutterBlue flutterBlue = FlutterBlue.instance;

Scan for devices #

/// Start scanning
var scanSubscription = flutterBlue.scan().listen((scanResult) {
    // do something with scan result

/// Stop scanning

Connect to a device #

/// Create a connection to the device
var deviceConnection = flutterBlue.connect(device).listen((s) {
    if(s == BluetoothDeviceState.connected) {
        // device is connected, do something

/// Disconnect from device

Discover services #

List<BluetoothService> services = await device.discoverServices();
services.forEach((service) {
    // do something with service

Read and write characteristics #

// Reads all characteristics
var characteristics = service.characteristics;
for(BluetoothCharacteristic c in characteristics) {
    List<int> value = await device.readCharacteristic(c);

// Writes to a characteristic
await device.writeCharacteristic(c, [0x12, 0x34])

Read and write descriptors #

// Reads all descriptors
var descriptors = characteristic.descriptors;
for(BluetoothDescriptor d in descriptors) {
    List<int> value = await device.readDescriptor(d);

// Writes to a descriptor
await device.writeDescriptor(d, [0x12, 0x34])

Set notifications #

await device.setNotifyValue(characteristic, true);
device.onValueChanged(characteristic).listen((value) {
    // do something with new value

Reference #

FlutterBlue API #

Android iOS Description
scan Starts a scan for Bluetooth Low Energy devices.
connect Establishes a connection to the Bluetooth Device.
state Gets the current state of the Bluetooth Adapter.
onStateChanged Stream of state changes for the Bluetooth Adapter.

BluetoothDevice API #

Android iOS Description
discoverServices Discovers services offered by the remote device as well as their characteristics and descriptors.
services Gets a list of services. Requires that discoverServices() has completed.
readCharacteristic Retrieves the value of a specified characteristic.
readDescriptor Retrieves the value of a specified descriptor.
writeCharacteristic Writes the value of a characteristic.
writeDescriptor Writes the value of a descriptor.
setNotifyValue Sets notifications or indications on the specified characteristic.
onValueChanged Notifies when the characteristic's value has changed.
state Gets the current state of the Bluetooth Device.
onStateChanged Notifies of state changes for the Bluetooth Device.

Troubleshooting #

Scanning for service UUID's doesn't return any results #

Make sure the device is advertising which service UUID's it supports. This is found in the advertisement packet as UUID 16 bit complete list or UUID 128 bit complete list.

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Bluetooth plugin for Flutter

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