The IOS Serial Monitor solution for the LightBlue™ Bean from Punch Through Design.

Bean Console is an input/output console to be used with the LightBlue™ Bean Bluetooth LE micro-controller board from Punch Through Design. The app allows you to communicate with the LightBlue Bean from a Bluetooth LE-capable IOS device the way you would from the Serial Monitor within the Arduino IDE. However, the app also provides functionality not found in the Arduino IDE's Serial Monitor.

If you do not have a LightBlue™ Bean micro-controller board from Punch Through Design and a BLE-capable IOS device then you do not need this app.

For information on (or to purchase) the LightBlue Bean visit

v1.0.0 - Initial Release
- Displays Serial() messages from the LightBlue Bean's arduino sketch.
- Can send data to the LightBlue Bean's arduino sketch
- Read's the LightBlue Bean's five scratch characteristics
- Monitors for changes to the LightBlue Bean's five scratch characteristics
- Can toggle the LightBlue Bean's arduino module's power on/off
- Can set or clear the LightBlue Bean's pairing PIN

What’s New

Version 1.0.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings


Great work

My hat goes off to bdwalker1!
I have a pressure sensor for medical use.
Bean console lets me see the serial sensor data on the iPhone and send simple serial commands to the Bean.
One very basic question: is it possible to display only one number at a time off the serial terminal? This would be akin to an iPhone "multimeter display". I'm intrigued by the possibility of further revisions of the graphic user interface that might expand how serial data is displayed
Thanks again for the great work.

CopterCaper ,

Just what LightBlue Bean Needed

This app fills in the large gap of acting as an iOS serial monitor for the LightBlue Bean (LBB). Bean Console has a certain zen about it & is conducive to the Apple mantra; simple, clean, intuitive.

Bean Console is well worth the price, as I now don't have to purchase an OLED monitor for the LBB. Excellent work & THANK YOU.

Funloving1 ,

Great for debug

The app has made it much easier to debug programs, especially away from a computer. Looking forward to more features. Thanks

App Privacy

The developer, Bruce Walker, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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