BLE Central Mode


#24

I concur with the desire for full bluetooth support with Mesh. You might consider a phased approach starting with the ability to rx advertisements and customize tx advertisements followed by support for characteristics.


#25

Beauty of open source is for you to tinker without waiting.

There’s a WIP branch:


#26

Thanks for the tip on the ble branch. Is there any preliminary docs on the api?

I tried to build the branch on osx but get an error described here: Build Error on OSX - can't find rsa.h.


#27

Add another request for this feature to the list. I pre-ordered several mesh hardware kits the day they were announced, and they’re still sitting in the boxes unopened because they lack this capability. An easy way to scan for nearby advertising beacons/sensor tags seems like a no-brainer. Our business sorely needs an easy way to do BLE scanning with a cellular connection (especially cat m1/nb-iot), and this feature would bring us back to Particle the day it was available.


#28

Also add me to the list of needing this feature.


#29

Any updates?


#30

Ditto…Redbear DUO is sun-setting and we need time to move over to Argon.


#31

Hello. Did they answer you, and if so, what did they say about this?


#32

The BLE API is actively being worked on but I haven’t heard of a targeted release date, probably because it hasn’t been nailed down yet. Mesh/connectivity stability is the Numbah One Thing, and I think that BLE is #2.


#33

The API seems to be mostly implemented in the feature/ble/hal branch. I am wanting to test. Unfortunately, while and I can build and deploy the os to an Argon, I can’t seem to reference the API or use the examples provided. No doubt it’s a reference issue, but I can’t seem to figure it out. I can reference the objects/types/structures in the BLE library, but none of the functions defined in ble_hal.h.


#34

As long the APIs are not exposed you need to build a monolithic firmware via Ctrl+Shift+B
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#35

Hi, Thanks,

Initially I was not sure what you were referencing here. I see that this is workbench now and I am giving it a try. I can compile and deploy locally with the released device OS’s, but how do I do it with development branches? I am new to VS Code.


#36

How’s this going? I see the BLE branch isn’t that far ahead anymore.


#37

We’are earnestly waiting for the BLE API too.


#38

Saw this missed the latest RC build? What is the latest status?


#39

BLE should be in 1.2.0-rc.1. That’s not as far out as it sounds, 1.2.0 contains stuff like BLE and NFC that weren’t quite ready and we didn’t want to hold up the release of 1.1.0.


#40

Good to hear. Then I will continue building on particle and hope for 1.2 to be released soon!


#41

1.2 is out but I do not see the BLE support. Is this coming soon?


#42

@doozMen, BLE is being tested right now. Not sure BLE Central will be supported in the first release.


#43

I cannot believe this is almost happening. Really can’t wait !