Any plain for support Bluetooth API like phonegap do?


#1

I want upgrade our App from phonegap to expo, but our App has a basic function need to connect to bluetooth mobile printer. is there is road map?


Bluetooth API support
#2

it is on the roadmap, but you can also use it now if you want. you just have to detach your app to add the native dependency. see this doc: https://docs.expo.io/versions/v17.0.0/guides/detach.html


#3

Hi @notbrent, I need also support for Bluetooth, do you know timetable for this?


#4

we don’t have a timeline for that right now, we are working on some infrastructure in expo to make it possible. please go to https://expo.canny.io/admin/board/feature-requests/p/bluetooth-api and upvote it, and provide as much information as possible about what you want to use bluetooth for! thanks! :slight_smile:

until then, you can ‘detach’ and use another react native bluetooth library or write your own


#5

Hey, is there any news about this feature on Expo?
Thanks for your work


#6

Hello, sorry to bother as I am sure you guys are very busy, but I was wondering if there have been any advancements for the BLE timeline? Thanks!


#7

We don’t have a timeline yet but its pretty near the top of the list. It’s hard since (a) there’s a non-trivial surface are to Bluetooth (BLE, Bluetooth pairing, a number of different ways to use it), (b) non-trivial to figure out the right way to expose it to JS, © pretty significant differences between iOS and Android, (d) this is one area where Android devices are actually pretty fragmented. So we’ll need to find a serious chunk of time to do it.


#8

Hello, Any new about Bluetooth API Support ???


#9

we’re planning to work on this but we haven’t had time yet.

you can vote or comment on the feature request here:
https://expo.canny.io/feature-requests/p/bluetooth-api


#10

@ccheever Can we expect to see this on SDK 29 or even 28?


#11

probably not


#12

So maybe 31? Or 32?