GATT Server API
Provide a GATT Server funtionality over BLE connection (just like Android >= 4.3) so that devices that work as GATT client can be used with WindowsPhone. For now WindowsPhone 8.1 only provides GATT client.
It would be very useful if developers can get access to the Accessory apps API. This will bring compatibility of the currently available smart watches such as Pebble and MetaWatch and help start-up companies develop their own accessories and bring it to Windows Phone. Most of the current accessories currently work with iOS and Android.
The Bluetooth team is hard at work adding GATT Server APIs to Windows and we expect GATT Server should be in the Windows Insider Preview builds and SDK later this year. When APIs get added in to the OS and SDK, any developer can start updating their app. Once the next release of Windows is available, any app that want to use these new features will be able submit an update to the Store.
I think it will not work this year. The GATT support maybe will come in the insider. But than it needs time till the fitbit app becomes an update. So I think you will not get notifications from your windows phone to your fitbit this year.
Any updates? Looking to buy a Fitbit Charge 2. Fitbit are unable to support Phone notifications without this being fixed.
Joseph Ferris commented
Clint, is there any possibility that we can get an approximate timeframe? To people with Band devices, I imagine it is fair to say that importance of this issue is growing, with the recent discontinuation and dissolvement of the team.
Once the next release of Windows is available!!! Could this be the anniversary update???
Mikel G commented
I'm totally agree with JM's last comment.
Should someone provide any information about GATT Server implementation in windows 10 mobile?
I´m not sure if this functionality is already available in redstone builds or will be implemented directly in a public build for all users...
Clint, is the project on time to be released this year?
Any update on this? Another long time Windows phone user verging on quitting the whole thing and going with Android because of the consistent fallbacks on Windows to provide users with the same experience with mobile phone compatibility, apps, etc. SIGH. Can you please give us a provisional date for the release of this? Fed up of my fitbit not receiving notifications.
its later this year......the latest??????????
JM good point! Any new on time line of this public release?
This is a very important feature that many people are expecting. About me it will be decisive for choosing my future device.
Please provide us a date for this feature.
The Fitbit Charge 2 was just released this week, and suffers lack of connected GPS and notifications features for Windows users, because of the lack of GATT Server API.
This API should be implemented in public build as an update (production, not insider) before the end of the year, so Fitbit adds support for it quickly. It's a shame to purchase a product and not being able to use all it features, because of your phone OS. It's a subpar experience, that makes me question my phone choice.
As a Windows Mobile user of the first hour it is amazing to see that MS is doint nothing to please the users that want to believe in WM and keep the product alive. My 950XL is a perfect Phone butt the consistant lack of apps is so anoying that i give up al hope and the next Phone we will be buying will be a Apple Phone.
Is it true then that a production build of Windows Mobile with this feature on board will not see light of day until Redstone 2?
That's some way off. I can't imagine third parties will implement their side of things until Production release.
Gerben Bremmer commented
When do you expect this update to be released? Just an indication would be nice.
Mohit Sachdeva commented
Any update on this?
@tim, GATT is not in a public build yet. The moment it is in a public build via Windows Insiders, I will update this thread.
Tim Jahraus commented
@Clint Rutkas: Which Windows 10 Build / SDK are you talking about?
Second it is in a public build and we have an Sdk, I will update the UserVoice.
Is it in 1607?