ios based sdk for bluetooth mesh

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asked 2017-10-13 07:00:07 +0100


We are planning to build a Mobile application for IoT involving Bluetooth communication. We came across a few part numbers of Nordic for this. We would like to know if an iOS SDK that supports Bluetooth Mesh Networking is available for the devices namely nRF51822 & nRF52832.

please confirm ASAP.

thanks in advance . Pavan

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answered 2017-10-13 09:35:00 +0100


In our nRF5 SDK for Mesh we support SEGGER Embedded Studio. SEGGER Embedded Studio is a cross platform IDE supporting Windows, macOS and Linux. Both nRF51822 & nRF52832 is supported.

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Hello sir, Thanks for your reply . whether "nRF5-SDK-for-Mesh" will support the communication with IOS devices like iPAD?

let say for example i will be having 50 nodes of nordic chipset and multiple IPADs devices to communicate with our Nordic chipset. so please confirm whether our mesh SDK able to establish communication between with nordic chipsets and IOS devices?

Thanks in advance


pavan ( 2017-10-16 08:40:18 +0100 )editconvert to answer

Hi pavan,

In order to do mesh provisioning with the phone, you will need GATT bearer. Our GATT bearer is under development. Unfortunately it's not available in the current SDK. But we are working on it.

If you need a app on the phone to control the mesh network, for prototyping, you can try to:

  • Integrate mesh into a normal BLE application such as ble_app_uart
  • Implement some logics to forward the BLE packet/command as a Mesh packet (turn off/on the light for example)
  • Use the nRFUART app in the Toolbox app on the phone to connect and send BLE commands.

This solution won't be able to do provisioning though.

Sigurd ( 2017-10-16 15:25:24 +0100 )editconvert to answer

Thanks for the info. We will go through this and get back to you if your support is needed further.

Meanwhile, any tentative date for the GATT bearer release from Nordic, even if it is alpha/beta releases with known bugs ?

pavan ( 2017-10-17 13:39:12 +0100 )editconvert to answer

Hi pavan,

All information regarding roadmaps and release schedules goes through our sales organization, so you will have to contact your local Nordic Regional Sales Manager. If you do not know who your local RSM is then let me know and I'll send you his contact info.

Sigurd ( 2017-10-17 13:59:06 +0100 )editconvert to answer

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