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Bluetooth Support

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Bluetooth Support

Bluetooth is one of those specs that makes me take a step back…​ It’s nuanced, complex and multi-layered. That isn’t necessarily bad, it solves a remarkably hard problem. Unfortunately when people say the words "bluetooth support" it’s rare to find two people who actually mean the same thing!

So while we did have a lot of requests for bluetooth support over the years most of them were too vague and when we tried to follow thru we usually reached a dead end where the customers themselves often didn’t really know the part of the spec they wanted.

Normally when something is so huge and vague we try to look at what the native OS’s did, but iOS and Android took very different routes to bluetooth.

Another approach is to look at what other companies in the field did to support bluetooth and historically there wasn’t much. Most "Write Once Run Anywhere" solutions just ignored that feature.

However, recently we became aware of this bluetooth plugin for Cordova which Chen and Steve adapted to a Codename One cn1lib here.

Check it out and let us know what you think…​

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Posted by Shai Almog

Shai is the co-founder of Codename One. He's been a professional programmer for over 25 years. During that time he has worked with dozens of companies including Sun Microsystems.
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