Now available for download, new free tool speeds development of IoT products and apps and time to market Kirkland, Washington ??? October 21, 2015 ??? Today the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the general availability of its Bluetooth Developer Studio, a no-cost software-based development kit that helps developers learn Bluetooth?? technology quickly and bring products to market faster than ever. Companies and developers are looking to add value to their products and services with smart wireless connectivity, and they are turning to Bluetooth to make it happen. The Bluetooth Developer Studio, with its unique sharing features, will ensure that building for the Internet of Things (IoT) is simple, consistent and fast, while still enabling the security, reliability, control, and convenience consumer???s demand. ???The Bluetooth Developer Studio arms developers with an all-in-one, cost-efficient, and easy-to-use tool to turn their ideas into reality. With it they can create products and applications that make our lives easier, better, smarter,??? said Steve Hegenderfer, director of developer programs, Bluetooth SIG. ???With Bluetooth Developer Studio, not only will we see more smart gadgets enter the market, we will see quality products that ???just work,??? delivering the IoT experience consumers actually want.??? Bluetooth Developer Studio empowers developers to build ??? and bring to market ??? the next smart home appliance, the next life-saving medical wearable, or the next innovative children???s toy quickly and inexpensively. Developers ??? from newcomers to the experienced ??? can jumpstart their projects by focusing on building their product or app versus learning the nuances of the technology. The Bluetooth Developer Studio???s key benefits and features include an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface, sample codes, virtual and physical device testing, and built-in tutorials for faster deployment. Additionally, the tool makes it easy to share reference designs and leverage successful implementations created by others. The Bluetooth Developer studio ran a successful beta program, with thousands of participants in just seven months. Feedback and tool review during the beta refined the Bluetooth Developer Studio and confirmed demand for a tool that will advance the IoT development process and unleash the potential of wireless connectivity. ???The Bluetooth Developer Studio, amazingly, did most of the work for us and got our developers on the playing field, fast,??? said Bill Johnson, marketing manager, Frontline. ???This is the easiest and most reliable way I have seen to get started working with Bluetooth on new products, and the interactive view of your custom use case in the designer is phenomenal.??? To learn more about the Bluetooth Developer Studio and start building today, visit www.bluetooth.com/developer-studio.