Building a Better Web
June 19–20, 2017: Training
June 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Web Bluetooth is ready, and it’s awesome

Jen Looper (Telerik)
3:35pm–4:15pm Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Web Everywhere
Location: 212 A/B
Secondary topics:  Browser tools, Hardware and the web
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • JavaScript developers and hardware hackers

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to use web Bluetooth in production to experience your surroundings in a cool new way


With the advent of the finalized web Bluetooth spec (shipped in Chrome 56), we are now able to leverage a technology formerly only available within native apps: using Bluetooth to scan for beacons and create web content in response to a beacon’s signal. If you’re not scared to live on the cutting edge, it’s well worth your time to learn about web Bluetooth and start connecting your spare beacon fleet to your websites.

Jen Looper explores using web Bluetooth in real-world scenarios, such as connecting to web beacons to enhance educational experiences. With web Bluetooth, the path to “walking up and using anything” promised by the physical web just got easier, more streamlined, and a lot more fun to use quickly.

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Jen Looper


Jen Looper is a Boston-based web and mobile developer specializing in cross-platform educational and fitness apps for iOS, Android, Nook, Kindle, and Windows Phone. As a developer advocate at Telerik, Jen enjoys meeting other developers to talk about innovations in frontend technologies. You can view her portfolio at Jen is passionate about hardware hacking and has launched to teach kids about science and programming by means of the internet of things.