Development tools for Bluetooth Smart Applications – nRF5 SDK from Nordic


This is first of the series of blogs where we will be covering some of common development tools used for Bluetooth smart applications. In this part, I will be describing the popular Bluetooth LE SDK from Nordic.

A brief Introduction – Bluetooth LE

Bluetooth SIG announced the formal adoption of Bluetooth® Core Specification version 4.0 in 2011 which included the hallmark Bluetooth Smart (low energy)  Feature. Continue reading

NFC in Android : An Introduction


What is NFC ?

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a set of short-range wireless technologies, typically requiring a distance of 4cm or less to initiate a connection. NFC allows you to share small payloads of data between an NFC tag and an Android-powered device, or between two Android-powered devices. NFC-related APIs in Android are introduced starting from API level 9. Continue reading