We have now released our Recording Britain app for Android. Find it in the Google Play Store here.
It works on a wide range of devices of various sizes, including 7 inch tablets. For devices that don’t support Bluetooth LE the automatic location aspects are disabled and the app can be used in manual mode.
For devices that do support Bluetooth LE we use the BLUETOOTH_ADMIN permission to only turn on bluetooth for beacon detection on the screens where it is actually used. This makes the app more power efficient – in particular it does not drain the battery by scanning for beacons when the app is in background mode.