Follow this step-by-step guide to download Beacon Simulator for PC. You can run the Beacon Simulator for PC on Windows 10 and macOS. Before you download the app, let me give you its brief introduction.
The Beacon Simulator is an app built to work with BLE devices. If you don’t already know, BLE stands for Bluetooth Low Energy. You must have seen the devices like Fitness Trackers, iBeacons, Bluetooth Radio Transmitters, etc. These are all the BLE devices that need a special protocol to work with. The Beacon Simulator is designed to transform an existing device into a BLE device in order to interact with other BLE devices. It creates a virtual BLE device and runs it as an advertiser and transmitter. Users can create a whole collection of the beacon configurations. These configurations can be used at any moment to emulate a physical beacon. The app is mainly built for developers to work on the beacon software.
At the moment, you can broadcast and advertise the AltBeacon, Eddystone, and the iBeacon using this application. For the Eddystone, it has the UID, URL, Telemetry, Ephemeral ID support. You can easily create as many configurations you want and managed them all within the Beacon simulator application. The app does have a few limitations. For example, the MAC address is usually managed by your device so it will change for each new Ephemeral ID. You cannot multiple different frames using a same MAC address. The TLM data is static, and this app acts as a helper, for now, it’s not a full-fledge scanner.
Beacon Simulator is an Android app, and the developers who have used it already or they need it now, they must have an idea of how this app works. You can also install it on a computer using this tutorial. I am going to show you the steps to download Beacon Simulator for PC. Before I take you through the method, let me tell you what’s required to run it.
- A Laptop with Bluetooth.
- Windows 7/8/10 or macOS.
- BLE Devices.
- Android Emulator i.e. BlueStacks.
- This tutorial.
Download Beacon Simulator for PC
- Install the BlueStacks and open it.
- Sign in to the BlueStacks using an old/new Google Account.
- Now open the Play Store in the BlueStacks.
- Using the “Search” bar in the Play Store, find the Beacon Simulator.
- As you find the app, install it.
- Open the Beacon Simulator now.
- Click on the “+” button on the lower-right corner and set up the app now.
Beacon Simulator is not your everyday application and it requires an expert to operate it. Before using this application, you must have an idea of what it’s made for and how it works. Now that you have the Beacon Simulator for PC installed, feel free to use this application. If you face any problems while setting up the Emulator or the Beacon Simulator, feel free to reach out to us. We will try our best to get back to you in time.