Lessons learned : Stopping an android service

Scenario: An android service is running in the background quietly doing it's thing.  When the application is closed, then the service should be stopped to conserve battery life and avoid nasty crashes due to null pointers. Simple right? In the onDestroy() callback of the application, call the stopService() method with the appropriate intent. Did that but the service … Continue reading Lessons learned : Stopping an android service

BLE Health Devices: First Steps with Android

Bluetooth Low Energy (also known as Bluetooth v4) is the current standard in Bluetooth Technology. It is particularly interesting to me when applied to healthcare devices, for a number of reasons: No pairing necessary. These healthcare devices are normally handled by carers or vulnerable people who do not want to go through the hassle of … Continue reading BLE Health Devices: First Steps with Android