We have a habit of using a lot of digital devices in everyday life. The farther away we do it, the fewer wires these devices have. Android app development service doesn’t lose relevance, as people prefer to be mobile and hold 24h connection to headphones, cars, speakers, and other portable devices. Of course, the software must be wireless support both for the Internet or Bluetooth connection. Nevertheless, we don’t have enough fast Internet connections everywhere, which is why Bluetooth connection won’t mislay its actuality.
Software Bluetooth connection allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for a central device like a router or access point. Actually, it is the main reason for BLE to be in use. Even if you don’t have Internet access for any reason, you are able to use devices. For example, you can check a car for engine DTC, streaming music with wireless audio, while you are on a picnic out of the city or playing games. The wireless broadband connection continues its rapid growth, it provides a common thread in combo chips, powering connectivity across multiple wireless technologies, and IoT. The Bluetooth Low-Energy devices market volume worldwide was 6 150 million units in 2019, and 8 450 million units of BLE market volume will be in 2020. Therefore, people use Bluetooth tethering for:
The creation of large-scale device networks capable of controlling, monitoring, and automating connected devices.
The mobile app Android creation with BLE support is one of the most up-to-date services in the IT world. For instance, wireless Bluetooth connection on Samsung smart TV. PNN Soft company arranged IT services for more than 15 years, including software development for Android TV. Implementation of projects for Connected TV allows us to personalize the multimedia ATV platform and expand the functionality in relevance to the needs of the user.
With the support of a committed member community, Bluetooth technology has met the growing demands for wireless innovation for more than 20 years. Since its introduction in 1998, Bluetooth device shipments continue to increase with no sign of slowing down.
Proximity-based solution using the BLE device enables the business to fetch precise data, delivering jaw-breaking customer experiences, generating more ROI.
At the current moment, Web Bluetooth gains popularity. Such kind of allocation enables a browser to connect and control Bluetooth devices like smart home appliances, health accessories like heart rate, temperature sensors, etc around you. Such an old technology as BLE has received new opportunities for development. For instance, Bluetooth helps people improve their overall well-being and for healthcare professionals to provide quality care. Multifunction devices like smartwatches and wearables with health sensors will continue to take share from single-purpose devices over the next years. The Bluetooth browser available in Chrome 56+ and Opera 44+ and other Android (6.0+) and Mac browsers is the best solution for business and daily-life use.
The development resources for Bluetooth devices are mostly similar. This allows developers to create a single solution that can work on all platforms. Therefore, the advantages of the BLE are obvious. Firstly, it is the profitability of development services. PNN Soft implemented projects based on iBeacon for iOS and APIs for Android development. Secondly, is a low battery consumption because BLE requires less power to broadcast and receive data. Thirdly, Bluetooth Low Energy peripherals enhance the users’ experience. Fourthly, it provides a wireless connection without Internet access.
The main difference between the two technologies is their original purpose. However, Wi-Fi allows pairing devices too. Wi-Fi is a technology for wireless LAN devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards, and unlike BLE, it covers longer distances. Nevertheless, it has high power consumption. Bluetooth devices are usually cheaper. They consume little energy, so daily expenses are also reduced. The range of the BLE connection is lower, in spite of, modern Bluetooth modules having a range of up to 1000 meters (on average, the devices are designed for 40-400 meters). Talking about the issue of cost, the installation of Wi-Fi configuration, its maintenance, support, and energy costs, for example in the IoT sphere, will be much higher than the BLE connection. The main difference between the two technologies is their original purpose. However, Wi-Fi allows pairing devices too. Wi-Fi is a technology for wireless LAN devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards, and unlike BLE, it covers longer distances. Nevertheless, it has high power consumption. Bluetooth devices are frequently cheaper. They consume little energy, so daily expenses are also reduced. The range of the BLE connection is lower, in spite of, modern Bluetooth modules having a range of up to 1000 meters (on average, the devices are designed for 40-400 meters). Talking about the issue of cost, the installation of Wi-Fi configuration, its maintenance, support, and energy costs, for example in the IoT sphere, will be much higher than the BLE connection.
Bluetooth has a special low energy feature, which doesn’t require much power from the devices using it. Both Android and Apple devices have wireless support functions. PNN Soft specialist implemented a variety of BLE solutions.
However, the Android application development process with the wireless connection to third-party devices includes special tools, elements, and technologies. A Bluetooth device contains a table of data and basic concepts, specifically: attributes, structure, services, characteristics, descriptors, profiles. Also, developers pay attention to the client-server architecture. It helps devices to communicate using a particular protocol. The last stage proceeds to make devices find each other and connect. Device Discovery is responsible for another part of Bluetooth architecture called the Generic Access Profile (GAP).
We mentioned our experience in this IT field, nevertheless to conclude, PNN Soft developers realized and always ready to provide profitable solutions for the Bluetooth connection app:
We want to highlight PNN Soft’s product inCarDoc provides a quick and easy way to associate with the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic system and uses smartphones as the basic automotive scanner. The application allows reading real-time parameters like speed, rotation, timings from the ECU of OBD-II-compliant cars. Also, to clean trouble codes (turn off Check Engine, MIL), control fuel consumption, and save/store driving statistics.