What is ANT?
ANT is a highly capable wireless communication technology. ANT lets you connect and use a variety of other ANT or ANT + devices. Today, this service allows you to connect to popular interchangeable ANT + sports / fitness / health devices such as heart rate sensors, fitness equipment, cycling products, weight scales and more. In the future it will be possible to use ANT to enable the existence of countless new applications such as home automation control of illumination, temperature and door lock functions from your mobile device. See www.thisisant.com for more information.
How to use:
This system service cannot be started directly. It will run automatically in the background whenever an application is needed that requires ANT wireless communication.
ANT + enabled applications usually need to download ANT + plugins http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
Some popular applications developed with ANT +:
* Samsung S Health
* Garmin Fit 6
* Sports tracker by STL
* My tracks
* Run.GPS Trainer UV
* IPbike, iPwatts, iPPeloton, IPSmart HR
* MapMyFitness / Ride / Run / Walk + / Hike / Dogwalk
Developing ANT applications:
ANT is a very low power wireless technology that is great for low data rate applications such as sensors, monitors, beacons, commands and controls etc. Developing applications for ANT + devices is much easier using our ANT + plugin API. These APIs are free to use. More information is available at http://www.thisisant.com/developer/ant/ant-in-android/.
Required Android permissions:
Full network access: ANT radio service will never download or upload to the Internet. This permission is only required because ANT radio services can be installed on an Android emulator (eg for development needs), but using an ANT requires access to the Internet socket to communicate with an ANT USB stick on the host Windows PC requires Android emulator tools. This communication requires Internet permission but only communicates with the local PC.
Change system settings: This allows you to start whether the ANT should be turned on or off when entering airplane mode.
Bluetooth admin: Some hardware configurations may require communication with Bluetooth at the ANT system level. However this service will not start Bluetooth scans or make Bluetooth connections.
* ANT and ANT + in general http://www.thisisant.com
* Android ANT http://www.thisisant.com/consumer/ant-101/ant-in- iPhone/
* ANT + Certified Apps http://www.thisisant.com/directory/filter/6/115/6/
* Other ANT + certified products http://www.thisisant.com/directory/
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Note: This service may have been pre-installed by your device manufacturer to allow you to manage the ANT wireless hardware already present on your mobile device. If you do not use this feature, it will be disabled.
– Support more personal network keys
-Miscellaneous bug fixes
[Full changelog coming on our GitHub SDK README.]