Today Bluetooth Technology becomes more and more popular in many areas: different sensors, devices, electronics. Mobile applications make this technology fully functioning.
Medical devices, activities and sport, automobilism and tracking devices always require their Android and iOS applications to be developed so as to give users the best possibilities.
Bluetooth have to be a separate part of mobile apps developers’ expertise, if they want to implement professional solution in this area.
Mobiwolf have vast experience with using both Bluetooth Classic and BLE in mobile apps on Android and iOS platforms for our clients. We have good awareness about all the aspects and issues which developers usually are faced to and have to manage to fix. Some of them:
Bluetooth pairing problems and frequent disconnects
Transfer large amounts of data via Bluetooth link
Drops or hiccups when we have multiple simultaneous Bluetooth connections
Bugs in the operating system on devices with newer Bluetooth Smart technology
Hard-to-update firmware problem
How to test Bluetooth Android and iOS apps
Some typical apps we made:
The project protected by NDA where we have implemented communication with ultrasonic device. That was the project for big cosmological company. The idea was to monitor absorption of the cream. The app used Cloud Service for data storage and has some realization of gamification approach.
Apps for Golf Clubs where we use Bluetooth/BLE for sending commands and transfer data from/to portable user devices and hardware (user touch devices, watch, hardware with gps and BLE)
Heating insoles – Very interesting project – mobile app for heating and tracking shoes. Application allows you to connect to your insoles using the Bluetooth (BLE) connectivity of your phone. You can set the temperature of each insole separately and quantify your daily activity : with the build-in sensors, you can keep a precise count of your daily steps, distance and burned calories.
iKeyFinder – one more simple Bluetooth app.
To summarize I can say that we have experience of work with both platforms (iOS/Android) as well as both Bluetooth technologies (classic and BLE). Also, we have experience in communication with Chinese vendors of such hardware.