Past Meetup

Learn about Bluetooth RFCOMM, BLE, USB Open Accessory

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We are extremely fortunate that Dave Smith will be in town, and that he accepted our invitation to tell us about how we can expand the reach of our Android devices via Bluetooth and USB.

The Android framework provides many interesting ways to connect external accessory devices to applications. Through Bluetooth and USB connectivity, accessories can enhance experience and provide great value to the Android platform. We will explore Bluetooth RFCOMM, Bluetooth Low Energy, USB Open Accessory, and USB Host Mode APIs to learn how they work and the different types of accessories they can bring to life. From sensors to controller, join us to learn how we can use these APIs to expand the reach of Android beyond the confines of the mobile device.

Special thanks goes out to Max Walker at NewCircle ( (an awesome Android training ( outfit) for making it possible for Dave to be here!

About Dave Smith

Dave Smith is a published author (, blogger (, instructor (,20690.html), speaker (, and a professional engineer developing hardware and software for mobile and embedded platforms. Dave's engineering efforts are currently focused full-time on Android and iOS development. Since 2009, Dave has worked on developing at all levels of the Android platform, from writing user applications, to building and customizing the Android source code. Dave regularly communicates via his blog (, stackoverflow (, and Twitter stream at @devunwired (