Feedback for Bluetooth Component

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#1

Hi Thunkers!

We are working on a number of exciting hardware/sensor related components right now for Thunkable ✕, including Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). We are looking for your help to make sure we build what you are looking for.

For those of you looking for the BLE component:

  1. How are you planning to use it (what is the BLE feature in your app supposed to do)?
  2. What are the main features you are looking for to make it work?

Thanks,
Arun and the Thunkable Team


#2

Hi Arun,
I’m interested in develop an App like the one presented in this video:
http://www.beaconitaly.it/musei/ (scroll page down).
My App will interact with beacons in order to provide contents (text, images, music) according to users position.
So, what I’m looking for is:

  • A simple way to interact with BLE Beacons
  • A simple set of block with “macro” function (connect to beacon, read data, …)
  • Maximum compatibility with a wide range of Android versions (not only the last version) and devices. (I know at least Android v. 5 is recommended but teoretically BLE works on Android 4.3 too… let’s think to obsolete devices)

Thanks for taking care of this interesting and useful feature!


#3

Hi Thunkable team

Always happy to help anyone interested in improving technology. Here Are a couple I have already finished using MIT’s APP INVENTOR Development system.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/arp325nu6ldv4e6/Trailer%20Mate.png?dl=0

Control an 8 Channel Relay board by Tinysine with Bluetooth

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2csnkohl5uas33r/SCAF-L_JAC.png?dl=0

Control an 2 Channel Relay board by DSD TECH with Bluetooth

Good Luck!


#4

Hi Arun,
l would like the means to connect to a Bluetooth device without pairing. For example, my Smartwatch App when turned on, automatically connects with the Smartwatch (via the App).
I would like the same to happen, but for the watch to connect with my own Thunkable App. At the present time I can only connect a Smartwatch to my App that pairs with the phone, whereas, most Smartwatches pair via an App.
Thanks, hope you can help.


#5

Thunkable team,

Thanks for being such a great group…easy to work with and responsive. I actually do not need BLE. Just looking for a classic Bluetooth to send HEX commands.

Thanks again!