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Bluetooth Support

Bluetooth Support

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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…​

1 Comment

  • Nick Koirala says:

    Nice, just built the demo and found it picking things up. Can it scan in the background and call back to the app? I.e., for discovering beacons.

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