How to Set up Fresh to use Bluetooth® LE

 

Requirements

  • A recent Android device with Android 6.0 or later, with Fresh - Shopping Organizer installed.

  • A Bluetooth® LE enabled computer*, Chromebook or tablet with an up-to-date version of Google Chrome installed

How to Set up

    1. On your computer, Chromebook or tablet, in Google Chrome, enable Experimental Web Platform features.
      Enabling Experimental Web Platform Features in Chrome

      Navigate to Chrome://flags and Enable Experimental Web Platform features.
      You will be asked to relaunch Chrome.

    2. On your Android device make sure Bluetooth is enabled. Open Fresh - Shopping Organizer. 

    3. In Chrome, on the Barcode Lookup Page, connect to your device by clicking the Bluetooth icon.

      Bluetooth Button Location

      When asked, pick your device and choose Connect. The Bluetooth symbol turns blue when the device is connected.

Usage

Tap a product in Fresh - Shopping Organizer on your Android Device. The Barcode Lookup Page will display useful information such as the nutritional-information, description, barcode as well as links to where you can buy the product from various sources!

Notes

  1. Not all products will have extended information available on the Barcode Lookup page, we currently use the nutrition tables from the USDA Branded Products Database and images, descriptions, and other ingredients/nutrition data from Amazon, Waitrose, Superdrug, and other sites where we have permission.

  2. The computer must support a technology called Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, formerly called Bluetooth Smart) to work correctly and be running Chrome OS, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, Mac OS X Yosemite or later, Linux 3.4 and later through BlueZ 5.41+

  3. Careful, these experiments may bite! Please read the warning at the top of the Chrome Flags page.

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