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From Don Coleman <don.cole...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: official bluetooth plugin
Date Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:59:00 GMT
Be sure to checkout https://github.com/don/cordova-plugin-ble-central and
https://github.com/don/BluetoothSerial

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Joe Bowser <bowserj@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed Nov 19 2014 at 11:57:34 AM Shazron <shazron@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Inoa,
> > First off, please don't make demands, I mean it's just not polite,
> > especially if this is the first time you've posted here. There are
> various
> > reasons why we didn't create a Bluetooth plugin and it goes straight to
> > project philosophy. We try to conform to W3C standards, and there is no
> w3c
> > Bluetooth API (they are "working on it". still.). Barring that, we can
> > still propose one, and we have to work out compatibility with all the
> > platforms, and agree to an API.
> >
> >
> There's also the fact that there's the whole "cease to exist" thing.  There
> are numerous contributors who work on Bluetooth and BluetoothLE plugins for
> various platforms.  I feel that the community provides better support for
> third-party plugins than we do for the official plugins, and that the less
> "official" plugins we maintain, the better off the project is as a whole.
>
> As for the official plugins, it basically means that these plugins existed
> when we donated the project to the ASF.  We will keep maintaining these
> plugins until better alternatives exist either with it working directly in
> the WebView (eg Android Geolocation), or with a third-party replacement
> that has someone who really cares maintaining it.
>
> I am extremely critical of adding new APIs when our existing APIs aren't
> getting the support and attention that they need.  The first priority is
> core, and making sure that developers have options for basic features such
> as having a WebView that renders on the device they are targeting.
>
>
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM, Inoa Koala <inoakoala@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Yes, https://github.com/randdusing/BluetoothLE is interesting.
> > >
> > > But why is there no **official** bluetooth plugin for cordova that is
> > part
> > > of the Apache Software Foundation?
> > >
> > > I must write it? No one else has wanted to make an official bluetooth
> > > plugin for cordova?
> > >
> > > It puzzles me that "Apache Cordova is a platform for building native
> > > mobile applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript" and yet there is no
> > > official bluetooth plugin.
> > >
> > >
> > > On 19/11/2014 2:23 PM, Jesse wrote:
> > >
> > >> ... because you haven't written it yet.
> > >> This one looks interesting: https://github.com/randdusing/BluetoothLE
> > >> I haven't used it though.
> > >>
> > >> @purplecabbage
> > >> risingj.com
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Inoa Koala <inoakoala@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >>  Hello cordova developpers,
> > >>>
> > >>> Why is there no official bluetooth plugin listed on
> > >>> http://cordova.apache.org/ ?
> > >>>
> > >>> Specifically, I wish to do Android to Android bluetooth
> communication.
> > >>>
> > >>> Instead one needs to use 3rd party plugins. Maybe they work but they
> > are
> > >>> not officially supported.
> > >>>
> > >>> Why is there no official bluetooth plugin that does:
> > >>> * IOS to IOS
> > >>> * Android to Android
> > >>> * IOS to other bluetooth device
> > >>> * Android to other bluetooth device
> > >>>
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