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pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS on Windows Pc

Developed By: Forward Computing and Control Pty.Ltd

License: Free

Rating: 4,4/5 - 54 votes

Last Updated: April 18, 2024

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Compatible with Windows 10/11 PC & Laptop

App Details

Version 3.0
Size 1 MB
Release Date February 12, 24
Category Communication Apps

What's New:
Rev422 suports API 33 devices [see more]

Description from Developer:
5th Aug 2023 Android 10 -- Exception in CronetUrlRequest
The latest update to Android 10 sometimes locks up pfodApp (and the rest of the phone) on the first connection. This appea... [read more]

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About this app

On this page you can download pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS and install on Windows PC. pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS is free Communication app, developed by Forward Computing and Control Pty.Ltd. Latest version of pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS is 3.0, was released on 2024-02-12 (updated on 2024-04-18). Estimated number of the downloads is more than 1,000. Overall rating of pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS is 4,4. Generally most of the top apps on Android Store have rating of 4+. This app had been rated by 54 users, 1 users had rated it 5*, 36 users had rated it 1*.

How to install pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS on Windows?

Instruction on how to install pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS on Windows 10 Windows 11 PC & Laptop

In this post, I am going to show you how to install pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS on Windows PC by using Android App Player such as BlueStacks, LDPlayer, Nox, KOPlayer, ...

Before you start, you will need to download the APK/XAPK installer file, you can find download button on top of this page. Save it to easy-to-find location.

[Note] You can also download older versions of this app on bottom of this page.

Below you will find a detailed step-by-step guide, but I want to give you a fast overview of how it works. All you need is an emulator that will emulate an Android device on your Windows PC and then you can install applications and use it - you see you're playing it on Android, but this runs not on a smartphone or tablet, it runs on a PC.

If this doesn't work on your PC, or you cannot install, comment here and we will help you!

Step By Step Guide To Install pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS using BlueStacks

  1. Download and Install BlueStacks at: https://www.bluestacks.com. The installation procedure is quite simple. After successful installation, open the Bluestacks emulator. It may take some time to load the Bluestacks app initially. Once it is opened, you should be able to see the Home screen of Bluestacks.
  2. Open the APK/XAPK file: Double-click the APK/XAPK file to launch BlueStacks and install the application. If your APK/XAPK file doesn't automatically open BlueStacks, right-click on it and select Open with... Browse to the BlueStacks. You can also drag-and-drop the APK/XAPK file onto the BlueStacks home screen
  3. Once installed, click "pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS" icon on the home screen to start using, it'll work like a charm :D

[Note 1] For better performance and compatibility, choose BlueStacks 5 Nougat 64-bit read more

[Note 2] about Bluetooth: At the moment, support for Bluetooth is not available on BlueStacks. Hence, apps that require control of Bluetooth may not work on BlueStacks.

How to install pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS on Windows PC using NoxPlayer

  1. Download & Install NoxPlayer at: https://www.bignox.com. The installation is easy to carry out.
  2. Drag the APK/XAPK file to the NoxPlayer interface and drop it to install
  3. The installation process will take place quickly. After successful installation, you can find "pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS" on the home screen of NoxPlayer, just click to open it.


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Download older versions

Other versions available: 3.0.

Download pfodAppV3 BT,BLE,Wifi,SMS 3.0 on Windows PC – 1 MB

5th Aug 2023 Android 10 -- Exception in CronetUrlRequest
The latest update to Android 10 sometimes locks up pfodApp (and the rest of the phone) on the first connection. This appears to be Google's problem and pfodApp works on subsequent starts.

13th Feb 2023 Android 12, 13 on some phones
checkPermissionForDataDelivery throws security exception
Appears to be Google's problem https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/246828858

Update 12th Oct 2022, Rev 414 fixes Android 12 and greater permissions issues.

There are two free companion app,

pfodDesignerV2 to design menus/charts and generate Arduino code for a wide variety of boards and pfodGUIdesigner to design interactive GUI components, buttons, sliders, gauges etc and generate Arduino code.

Privacy Policy

Notes about Location permission usage on Android V12+
pfodApp does not and never has used or stored or sent any location information. However prior to Android V12, Google insisted on pfodApp requesting Location permission in order to make Bluetooth connections.
On Android 12+ it is possible to avoid asking for the Location permission since pfodApp does not actually use , store or send any location information. However pfodApp still runs mobiles back to Android V4.4 and currently does not take advantage of that aspect of Android V12. So for now on Android V12+ allow Location permission "While using the app" . NOTE: Do not choose "Only this time" because pfodApp only checks for permissions on start up not every time it is needed. So choosing "Only this time" will cause pfodApp to fail at some later time.

Since pfodApp still runs on old Android mobiles, V4.4+, you can re-purpose your old mobile as a dedicated controller/user interface for your projects.

BLE connections. If pfodApp is having trouble re-connecting to your BLE device, use the nRF Connect app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=no.nordicsemi.android.mcp
to connect first.

NOTE: None of these screens are built into pfodApp. They are all created by compact text messages from your Arduino or other micro. The contents of each screen shot here, including the language, is completely controlled by the microprocessor that pfodApp is connecting to.

See the Installation Guide: https://www.forward.com.au/pfod/Android_pfodApp/pfodAppForAndroidGettingStarted.pdf for detail on what permissions are used.

pfodApp connects to Adafruit Bluefruit Feather52, Arduino101, BBC micro:bit, other BLE modules including RFduino, Itead BLE Shield (HM_10 modules), Bluefruit LE Flora and UART Friend, Bluefruit LE SPI, RedBearLab BLE Shield, ESP8266 modules, Classic Bluetooth e.g. Itead Bluetooth Shield, SIM900 GPRS SMS shields, Adafruit Feather
WICED, Arduino Ethernet shield, and others pfod (Protocol For Operations Discovery)

It also has menu and image caching as well as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support in addition to SMS,WiFi and Bluetooth V2. Colour and text formatting as well as sliders and data logging and plotting, are available so you can easily capture and display those measurements on your android, and with 128 bit security so you can control you devices over the internet easily and safely.

Use the pfodDesignerV2 to design your own Android menus to control Arduino outputs. NO Android Programming required.

The pfodApp does all of the Android stuff for you and remembers the menu hierarchy.

This pfodApp has intentional limitations in functionality and the software will have unintentional coding errors. It must NOT be used in any situation where there is any risk of personal injury or damage to property. Copyright in the documents and in any implementations of pfod are owned by Forward Computing and Control Pty. Ltd. (Forward)
Rev422 suports API 33 devices