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Bluetooth dating software

It happens in malls, cinemas and cafes - in Dubai's notorious traffic jams, and now by mobile phone.

As part of a series on young people in the Middle East, the BBC News website discovers how technology is aiding the secret liaisons of young men and women in the conservative culture of the United Arab Emirates.Bluetooth LE is a great way to control a project from a smartphone or tablet. To make this project fun and easy to update, we use a Bluefruit LE module to allow text and color updates to be wirelessly controlled from any i OS (all i Phone/i Pads) or Android 4.3 device (check that your Android device has BLE as some older devices do not!This simplicity could be illustrated with a scrolling LED wall sign that works with your phone or tablet…and it’s easy enough to link up a few 8x8 Neo Pixel matrices.…but we’re a little more zany than that. ) Check for this first; there’s no point continuing without it.Bluetooth is a feature built into some mobile phones which enables the user to transfer data to another wireless device nearby.But crucially, it also enables one person to contact another within a 10 metre radius without knowing their phone number.But the cards, scraps of paper and mobile phone messages that pass from male to female are testament to the double existence of some young UAE nationals as they take their love lives into their own hands.

Wireless advances One technology is proving particularly useful.

The startup is incorporating beacon proximity technology into the mix so singles can do more meeting IRL and less swiping — thanks to select venues being kitted out with Blinq’s Estimote i Beacons.

These work with an in app feature called Insta Connect which lets users opt in to be notified if any of their dating matches or singles that fit their criteria happen to be hanging out at the same location.

Rather than flat matrices, we’ll use flexible Neo Pixel strip.

You’ll need a smartphone or tablet that supports Bluetooth 4.0 LE in the hardware and operating system.

The point of the hoax was to "highlight how journalists are happy to believe something is true without necessarily checking the facts".