First Steps: Android

A project log for SmartCar

A bluetooth 4.0 device to open and close the doors, trunk and start the car.

ngolinenGoline 03/12/2014 at 16:070 Comments

As you can see in my BIO, I'm a C# developer at a major financial group in Brazil. My major job is to make web applications and sometimes Windows Services.

I have a little experience in Java from the college but none with Android apps.

And so, the Adventure Time began! I did a little research and found some examples on how to add buttons and labels to the View and how to change Views. I made my first app with 2 buttons: ON and OFF. I managed to turn a led on and off across the room. That was the first step and it was far from what i had to do.

After this point I decided that I had to use BLE instead of the standard Bluetooth module for several reasons like the power comsumption.

It is very dificult to find info about BLE, which one to buy, which features to look for and so on and I saw a lot of people talking about the Texas Instrument CC2540 chip so I bought a module called DBM-01, from DORJI applied Technologies.

While I was waiting for my modules to arrive from China, I began to develop my Pebble App.