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A lucky cat will move its paw and increment your awesomeness counter. Imagine that we want to create our own keyboard device. A profile is mostly a specification telling us which services we will have to implement. If we take a look at the Battery Service, which exposes the state of a battery within a device, we can see that it embeds a single and mandatory read-only characteristic named Battery Level.
This characteristic encapsulates an int value between 0 and 100, which represents the device battery percentage. Getting started with BLE on Android The official documentation is the best way to get started with Bluetooth Low Energy on Android. Services and characteristics are uniquely identified by a UUID. This can be a preferred solution in some cases, but you will not have the benefit of interoperability. You should use 128-bit random UUIDs for your non-standard services and characteristics. As explained earlier, services and characteristics are uniquely identified by a UUID. Since we are not implementing a standard service, we use randomly generated values.
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A characteristic can also hold some descriptors. Descriptors define metadata such as description and presentation information. Provides a textual user description for a characteristic value. Defines the range of a characteristic.
Defines how the characteristic may be configured by a specific client. Here, we define a DESCRIPTOR_CONFIG_UUID so that clients can subscribe to the CHARACTERISTIC_COUNTER_UUID value if they want. First, we declare the BLUETOOTH and BLUETOOTH_ADMIN permissions. BLUETOOTH_ADMIN is required to initiate discovery, or automatically enable Bluetooth on the device. We also specify that our app requires the bluetooth_le feature to work.
Start advertising When the Android Things program starts, it should start advertising, so that other devices can see which BLE services it exposes, and can connect to it. Here, our device is always connected to AC power so it will advertise continuously. If it runs on battery, a good idea would be to add a timeout, and a physical button to start the advertising process. Also, you will need to stop the advertising once a client is connected. Creating the GATT service We have to programmatically define our GATT service. Returning the counter value When a GATT client reads on the CHARACTERISTIC_COUNTER_UUID, we should return the value of the counter. Incrementing the counter When a GATT client writes on the CHARACTERISTIC_INTERACTOR_UUID, we should increment the value of the counter.
Since the counter value has changed, we should notify devices. We will see the implementation later, but first, let’s handle the subscription. Handling notifications If a client wants to be notified of any changes in the counter characteristic value, it should write its intent on a config descriptor. To test Bluetooth LE devices, you can use the nRF Connect for Mobile app. This application allows you to scan Bluetooth low energy devices and lets you read, write, subscribe to characteristics.
After starting the app, we can see that the RPI3 is advertising. Using this app, we can browse all the characteristics of a given service. We can also be notified when the counter characteristic changes, write on the interactor characteristic, and see the value automatically incremented. Creating the client We have tested our Android Things app and it works well. Scanning BLE devices When the Android client app starts, the first thing it should do is to scan available Bluetooth LE devices. You can add these devices to a list so that users can select which device they want to connect to. In our case, we know there’s only one device advertising our custom service, so we will automatically connect to it once detected.
You are going to see a succession of callbacks. Each operation has an associated callback. We can’t perform two Bluetooth operations, e. We will have to wait for one to finish before we can start the next one. Reading the counter value Now, we want to read the counter value. We are done with the BLE part, but there’s still no physical counter, nor lucky cat.