Send notifications from phone to bluetooth device


I have just started using thunkable and I have a specific app I’d like to make.

First I will explain the apps desired functions

-When my phone receives a notification (any notification like “user1234 liked your post” or “after 200 meters turn left”) the app should send that text information to a BLE microcontroller that will be able to display that text on a screen.

Basically want to create a companion app for a heads up display device that will allow me to read phone notifications without fumbling through my phone while driving or working

I know I’ll have to use the bluetooth transmit component however I’m not sure what to add to the component to make it transmit notifications from my phone to the microcontroller.

I’m still a beginner with bluetooth but I have a slight grasp over characteristics and services but a thorough explanation would be much appreciated, for me and anyone else who will read this post in the future

Thank you in advance for what you provide, if this function is not possible to do yet I would like to urge that this becomes possible since it will give so much more potential to the possibilities as well as a huge edge over the competition since this feature doesn’t exist on other platforms.

Sounds like a really great idea for an app @nagup6501 and one that has several “modules” that you could build independently.

In terms of the Bluetooth part of your question you could use to BLE component to send text to a microcontroller, or something similar.

However, the current version of Thunkable can not read in information from other apps installed on user devices. As a potential workaround, perhaps you could use the Web API component to periodically fetch data from some of the services you have in mind?

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Using a web API to collect notifications from my phone and send to my microcontroller would have been a perfect solution however the microcontroller would also need to connect to the internet, BLE of course will allow the device to consume a lot less current from the battery as well as other things like keeping relay time very low so I can see the notification on my microcontroller almost at the same time as it reaches my phone.

I really need a bluetooth way of doing this. I hope you suggest it to your technical team or whatever department makes the programming blocks because this would allow people to create so many more things using your service. Perhaps allow thunkable to read notifications from the device it is installed on and relay it to some web service and BLE?

Thank you

I’ve just found out about something called Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS) which sends notifications via bluetooth to peripherals, without even needing an app! Only if done correctly though…