Connecting a Device
Connecting your first Blecon Device
Blecon allows you to quickly connect Bluetooth devices to your web application's API in a secure and scalable way.
In this quickstart, you will sign up to Blecon, create a Blecon Network, connect a Blecon Device and get ready to route device requests to your application.
- 1.A Blecon Device or Blecon Modem module
- 2.Your mobile device
Blecon routes requests from Bluetooth devices to your web application. To start seeing some requests, you'll need a device. It doesn't matter which device you have - all Blecon devices work the same way.
To get started, you'll need a Blecon Account. A Blecon Account is where you will define your Blecon Network and configure the connection to your application API.
Your Blecon Network
Open your camera app on your smartphone and scan the Network QR code you see on the network details page. Make sure you scan your own QR code, not the one above. You will then see the below on your mobile device.
The Blecon Scanner
This is the Blecon Scanner. We use it to connect devices to a network. Once you scan a network, you will see that it is configured for that network.
Next, tap on your device.
You should see the below:
Device ready to connect
If you are not logged into the Blecon Console on your mobile device you will need to log in to proceed. For more information about device connection and how you can prepare for a production device deployment, see Connecting Devices.
To add another device to the same network, it's as simple as tapping that device and pressing Connect.
After your device is connected to your network, you should start seeing requests on the Live Network Activity Window on the network details page:
Your first request
Your device is now connected!
You will notice that although your Blecon Network has received a request, the request is not successful. That's because we haven't connected your network to your application handler yet.