ANT+ Android Plugins Deliver ‘Plug and Play’ Solution for Developers
Exceptionally simple implementation results in quick app creation and seamless access to millions of available ANT+ fitness, health and sport monitoring devices.
Cochrane, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
ANT Wireless, proven innovator in ultra low power (ULP) wireless technology, today releases its expanded suite of ANT+ Plugins for Android applications. These inclusive Plugins implement ANT+ Device Profiles, eliminating the need for manual integration and technical expertise while facilitating simple development and seamless ANT+ connectivity.
“The Plugins make ANT+ integration as simple as possible. We’ve done the heavy lifting on our end so that developers can easily and quickly design apps that just work,” said Sebastian Barnowski, ANT+ and Applications Team Leader, ANT Wireless. “We essentially provide the ANT+ Device Profiles so that virtually anyone can easily build an ANT+ app regardless of their technical knowledge. This is a huge benefit that saves a lot of time and allows developers to easily create the very best possible experience for consumers.”
ANT+ Android Plugins:
- Communicate both simple and complex data with remote devices without having to implement low-level technical details or decoding data formats
- Support and provide basic and advanced cycling data
- Provide usable sample code for all profiles in the ANT Android SDK
- Automatically manage sharing devices and data between multiple applications
- Give instant access to millions of ANT+ enabled devices through a single, easy-to-use library
Plugins are now available for the following ANT+ Device Profiles: Bike Power, Bike Speed, Bike Cadence, Bike Speed and Cadence, Stride-based Speed and Distance, Heart Rate, Weight Scale, Blood Pressure, Fitness Equipment, Audio/Video/Generic Controls, Environment (temperature) and Geocache.
The ANT+ Android Plugins consist of a ‘service’ application which implements the connection and communication with all ANT+ enabled devices and provides access to communicate with these devices using a simple-to-use API library. The Plugins use the ANT Radio Service application to access built-in ANT radio support, ANT USB sticks via USB OTG support and the ANT USB Service, and third party adapters. The technical details for the required services as well as searching, connecting and communicating with devices are managed through a user-friendly interface. Use of the ANT+ Plugins, the required services, and access to development resources and support forums are all free.
To download the ANT+ Android Plugins, and the ANT Radio Service to support the plugins, visit the Google Play Store. Find out more about ANT+ Device Profiles, ANT+ in Android and download the ANT Android SDK here.
About ANT / ANT+ (http://www.thisisant.com)
ANT is a proven protocol and silicon solution for ultra-low power (ULP) practical wireless networking applications. With over 60 million devices in the market, ANT+ facilitates interoperability between ANT+ devices and the collection and automatic transfer of sensor data. Applicable in sport, wellness management and home health monitoring, ANT+ (built on the base ANT protocol) defines device profiles that specify data formats, channel parameters and network keys. The ANT+ Alliance is an open special interest group of companies who have adopted the ANT+ promise of interoperability. The Alliance ensures standardized communications through optimized brand value and partnerships with other top tier products.
The company behind ANT Wireless is Dynastream Innovations Inc. (http://www.dynastream.com). Dynastream was established in 1998 and became a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. in December 2006. Dynastream is based in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, and is a world innovator in the research and development of inertial and wireless technology.
ANT+ Product Directory (http://www.thisisant.com/directory)
The ANT+ Product Directory is a complete inventory of all ANT+ certified or verified products. It is a tool designed specifically to help consumers source hundreds of industry-leading devices and all compatible products within the vast ANT+ ecosystem. Devices may be searched by product name, brand, activity or product category, allowing the consumer to create a monitoring system that meets their specific needs.
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