mbed application to pair with Evothings App, demonstrates how to create a custom GAP advertising packet.

Dependencies:   BLE_API mbed nRF51822


This code is meant to demonstrate how to use the GAP advertising layer to transmit data. Keep in mind you only have 26B of data in the Manufacturer data field to use.


Fill in the data you want to transmit by changing the following line

  You have up to 26 bytes of advertising data to use.
  Make up your own encoding for these 26bytes, send it across
  and decode it using the evothings app.
const static uint8_t AdvData[] = {"ChangeThisData"};             // example of character data
//const static uint8_t AdvData[] = {0x01,0x02,0x03,0x04,0x05};   // example of hex data

Name Device

Optionally you can give your device a name by uncommenting the following two lines

//const static char     DEVICE_NAME[]        = "ChangeMe!!"; // change this
//ble.accumulateAdvertisingPayload(GapAdvertisingData::COMPLETE_LOCAL_NAME, (uint8_t *)DEVICE_NAME, sizeof(DEVICE_NAME));

Viewing Data

You can use either the LightBlue app on iOS or the nRF Master Control Panel application on Android to view the advertising data. Alternatively you can use a custom Evothings App to view the data.

Add Disconnection Callback

This code is bare bones and as such does not restart advertising when disconnected from a device. To add this functionality into your code please add the following callback

// Restart advertising when phone app disconnects
void disconnectionCallback(Gap::Handle_t handle, Gap::DisconnectionReason_t reason)

and the following initialization to your main function



Evothings is a rapid prototyping environment that uses cordova to enable you to rapidly develop smartphone applications in Javascript. Please download the Evothings workbench to your computer and the Evothings client to your smartphone. Then grab the code from the github page, drag and drop the index.htm file into Evothings workbench and run it on the Evothings client.


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