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bborncr

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Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« on: April 28, 2016, 01:03:58 PM »
I purchased a bunch of Simblee's from Sparkfun and have been waiting for the Android app to come out.  Any news?

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 03:06:47 PM »
Likewise, I am getting a bit frustrated. Got all excited about the hardware, nice videos, Android coming in March 2016! Great I'll buy the hardware and by the time it gets here, the Android software will be ready (NOT). Coming in April 2016 .... Well folks, it will be June shortly. At least update your website dates.

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 02:34:10 PM »
We are in the final stages of Beta Testing for the SimbleeForMobile Android app.    We expect to release very soon.   

If you contact us from the web page, we'll make sure you get on the early notification list as soon as it's released.

We will also post here and on the web site, stay tuned.   

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 08:31:19 AM »
I want to get messages from SIMBLEE to my own android app. What is the process that i should follow?

I created a bluetooth scanner for android but SIMBLEE is not showing up in the list of devices.

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 11:46:28 AM »
You should be able to use the SimbleeBLE library (in the same way that was done with the RFduino).  You might want to try some of the examples given in File > Examples > SimbleeBLE.

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2016, 10:35:12 AM »
Thanks a lot bsiever.

First I took the Android sample code for the Bluetooth scanner and modified the code to use latest API. It is important because in the older API's 22 and below you can ask for bulk permissions but now you have to explicitly define during run time.

Then i looked at the LEDButton example and modified it to trigger the onboard LED when BT connection is established vise versa.

Now I am working on how to read the messages on my Android phone, for now I am just sending a counter and temperature value. At this point i can see the advertised data like name of the device etc but not the data i am transmitting

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2016, 06:39:58 AM »
> support for Android platforms is slated for Q1, 2016
> Android support is expected in late Q1 2016
> ... Coming in March 2016
> ... Coming in April 2016
> ... (On Jun 6) We are in the final stages of Beta Testing for the SimbleeForMobile
>       Android app.    We expect to release very soon 

It is now mid-August... is the Android version just a joke? Simblee was a genius idea, but the opportunity for glory has faded for lack of execution :-(

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2016, 12:31:18 PM »
You must have missed the release announcement...

http://forum.rfduino.com/index.php?topic=1437.0

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Re: Simblee Android app - getting bumped again?
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2016, 12:40:41 PM »
I've been watching but did indeed miss it... thank you for pointing this out!