Creating IoT applications with Bluetooth Low Energy and Qt
Over 10 billion devices which use Bluetooth were shipped in the technology's first 10 years. But in 2013 alone, a further 2.5 billion new Bluetooth devices materialised and more than 3 billion in 2014. Bluetooth is going through what has been described as "quiet revolution", with massive and increasing levels of adoption driven by the release of the latest version of Bluetooth called "Bluetooth Smart". Bluetooth Smart enables some exciting and very current technology trends such as IoT (Internet of Things), Wearable Technology, the Smart Home and Beacons.
Goldman Sachs wrote an interesting report which categorised the growth of the internet as progressing through three “waves”. In the first wave, one billion PCs were connected to the internet. In the second, smart phones took us to two billion devices. But in the third wave…. the Internet of Things, they forecast there will be 18 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. And Bluetooth Smart is the killer wireless enabler for the IoT so learning about Bluetooth Smart is a must for any developer set on exploiting the biggest opportunity we’ve seen in a long time!
In this session you will learn about the fundamental concepts and architecture of Bluetooth Smart, how the Qt APIs make Bluetooth Smart capabilities available to applications and about tools that will help you. There will be slides. There will be code. There may even be demos :-)
Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG
Martin Woolley is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience working with computers large, small and getting smaller. He still has a Sinclair ZX81 somewhere. When Martin first discovered Bluetooth Smart (AKA Bluetooth Low Energy) it struck him as a phenomenally exciting, useful and developer-friendly technology and a perfect fit in this age of the Internet of Things. Martin is a member of the SIG's Developer Programs and Evangelism team and thoroughly enjoys talking with developers about software development and Bluetooth Smart. He used to work for BlackBerry and loved using Qt to develop applications for BlackBerry 10. QML rocks :-)
Speaker: Martin Woolley, Bluetooth SIG
Track: Latest Qt Offering
Session type: Qt application development and device creation
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - From 14:15 to 15:15