Big Bad Bluetooth with Leah Vogel

Big Bad Bluetooth with Leah Vogel

In this episode, Leo talks with Leah Vogel, Mobile Team Lead and iOS developer at OrCam Technologies about the ins and outs of Bluetooth technology: the origins, the terminology, the Core Bluetooth API and more.


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Bluetooth 101

  • Origins of Bluetooth
  • Where Bluetooth is a good fit?
  • What is Peripheral?
  • Profiles, Services and Characteristics
  • What's the difference between Classic and BLE?
  • How to measure signal strength?
  • How to pull extra information from a Characteristic?

Development Challenges  

  • Similarities with Networking
  • Decoding and Encoding Data from Bluetooth
  • Why Mocking is Important in iOS Development
  • Using the Mac for Testing APIs
  • Dealing with Connectivity Issues
  • Connection Peculiarities
  • How can Bluetooth be misused?

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Creators and Guests

Leo Dion
Leo Dion
Swift developer for Apple devices and more; Founder of BrightDigit; husband and father of 6 adorable kids
Leah Vogel
Leah Vogel
Developer. Leader. Speaker. Doer of Things. Bookworm. Mostly Harmless.

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