+3 and I am sure many more on standard BLE functionality.
Like the others I am keen to use BLE on Xenon’s in particular. Indeed I ordered a number before I became aware that BLE would not be available on the initial firmware.
On the other hand I appreciate that Particle focussed on getting the initial firmware solid.
Is there any planned schedule available for the introduction of BLE in the firmware? (I need to decide whether to add an additional board with BLE or possibly move to an alternative processor family entirely).
Particle Mesh - Bluetooth
Boron + 5-Xenon Setup Questions
Hey folks – Bluetooth APIs for Mesh are on our radar and will be one of the first new features added to the Device OS beyond stability improvements to the existing Particle Mesh functionality. Learning from the preorder process, it’s too early in the design and execution process for us to commit to a timeline.
Specifically for RedBear, we have committed to the following:
- Sales of RedBear hardware through the end of Q1 2019 (with a last buy on 3/29/19)
- Support of RedBear hardware through the end of Q3 2019
Our intention is to create a transition path for RedBear customers, which relies on the Argon and the Xenon to provide equivalent functionality to the Duo and Nano. Obviously, that is not possible without support for Bluetooth APIs, which hopefully gives you a sense of our intended timeline for shipping these features to the community.
Required to always have a Boron or Argon?
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.
Beauty of open source is for you to tinker without waiting.
There’s a WIP branch:
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.
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.
Also add me to the list of needing this feature.
Ditto…Redbear DUO is sun-setting and we need time to move over to Argon.