Name: New Alert
Assigned Number: 0x2A46
This characteristic defines the category of the alert and how many new alerts of that category have occurred in the server device. Brief text information may also be included for the last alert in the category.
This characteristic consists of “Category ID”, “uint8”, and “UTF-8 string” fields. The size of this characteristic is dynamic because of the variable length text (“UTF-8”) field. The minimum length of “UTF-8 string” is 0 octets and maximum length of “UTF-8 string” is 18 octets.
The value 0x01, 0x04, 0x52, 0x69, 0x63, 0x68, 0x61, 0x72, 0x64 are interpreted that the server has 4 new email messages and the last message was sent by “Richard”.
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The fields in the above table are in the order of LSO to MSO. Where LSO = Least Significant Octet and MSO = Most Significant Octet.
Recommended Usage for Text String Information Field in New Incoming Alert:
The usage of this text is up to the implementation, but the recommended text for the category is defined as following for best user experience:
Category: Simple Alert - The title of the alert
Category: Email - Sender name
Category: News - Title of the news feed
Category: Call - Caller name or caller ID
Category: Missed call - Caller name or caller ID
Category: SMS - Sender name or caller ID
Category: Voice mail - Sender name or caller ID
Category: Schedule - Title of the schedule
Category Hig:h Prioritized Aler - Title of the alert
Category: Instant Messaging - Sender name