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Web Bluetooth and Progressive Web Apps #WebBluetooth #Bluetooth #IoT #InternetOfThings #Chrome @UriShaked

Via Medium written by Uri Shaked at Google: with Web Bluetooth, you can control the Bluetooth-enabled world from the comfort of a web browser.

Web Bluetooth is a a new technology that connects the Web with the Internet of Things. Web Bluetooth is so new, it’s still being built and prototyped! But of course, that doesn’t mean we can’t play with it…

Essentially, Web Bluetooth lets you control any Bluetooth Low Energy device (smart home appliances, health accessories like heart rate or glucose monitors, temperature sensors, etc.) directly from your PC or smart phone, without having to install an app first.

Web Bluetooth will eventually enable developers to build one solution that will work on all platforms, including both mobile and desktop, which means lower development costs, more open source control interfaces for various physical products, and more innovation.

Can I use Web Bluetooth?

As of November 2018, Web Bluetooth works on Chrome for Android 6+, Windows 10, Mac OS X, Linux and Chrome OS. However, things change rapidly, so it might be good to periodically check the implementation status page.

Call to Action: Let’s Push Web Bluetooth Forward!

Build your own demos, share the with the community… make awesome stuff.

Another small thing you can do to help push Web Bluetooth forward is to vote for Web Bluetooth on Microsoft Edge. Even if you don’t use it, its inclusion will help push the standard forward, making life easier for everyone. You can vote for it up to three times on UserVoice.

If you happen to find bugs, think of useful features, or have any other feedback, Uri has it first hand that the Chrome team wants “Feedback feedback feedback ” You can do so on their GitHub Issues Page.

Read more about Web Bluetooth and its implementation in the Medium article.

Excited about Web Bluetooth? Let us know in the comments!


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