Will I be able to create an Andoid app (user interface) that communicates with a Particle mesh device

Very excited about Particle mesh.

One big point of excitement is the potential to be able to use an Android smartphone as a user interface peripheral in a Particle mesh network.

Will this be possible?

I know that the gen 3 devices will be able to communicate via Bluetooth for the purposes of device setup and claiming, but I am eager to know if there will be some kind of API for communicating via Bluetooth concurrently while running the 802.15.4 based particle mesh.

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Let me ping someone that might be able to help, @rickkas7 or @ParticleD are you able to assist?

I don’t have an answer yet. The most likely answers are (1) maybe or (2) maybe but not in the first version.

It would be useful to have full Bluetooth communication between the app and the devices. We’ll be using a virtual serial port over BLE for configuration.

Just how much of the API will be exposed and supported has not been determined yet.

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