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Get the expert help you need to accelerate your BLE product development

Access to a Private Forum & Community of Bluetooth Experts
A Growing Library of Monthly-Released Video Courses

What Members Are Saying

Chris Gates

I have been working with Bluetooth Low Energy radios for close to 10 years, and proprietary low power radios for decades before that. After only being in existence for the last month, this new Bluetooth Developer Academy is rapidly shaping up to be a huge reference and source of support for developers who are working with BLE. Both embedded BLE SOCs and Smartphone BLE implementations are being addressed in detail. Some of the projects being implement will be the definitive ‘source of truth’ for all aspects of BLE development.
If you're developing a BLE project, you need two things, a good BLE sniffer and the Bluetooth Developer Academy. I am very happy to be part of this community and look forward to what comes next.

Christopher Gates
Principal System Security Architect - Velentium


"Bluetooth Experts are at your disposal"
At Bluetooth Developer Academy I see diversity in members ranging from firmware, hardware, mobile-apps and simply technology lovers. A trusted source where I could get help when am stuck technically and place for me to share my experiences and help others. Sometimes it is a landing page for me to break the stress, surf and learn something new or know what is happening in the Bluetooth world.

Ramakrishna Gattu
Staff Engineer (Embedded, IoT)


The Academy allow me to get access to people, knowledge and experience which can lead me to create successful projects. This initiative also help tremendously to catch up faster with emerging technologies like BLE (i.e Mesh)  and focus more on interesting applications and use cases. I am really glad to be part of this community and I am looking forward to learn and grow within it.

Jacek Pieczaba
Senior Innovation & Electrical Systems Engineer


The Bluetooth Developer Academy is not only a great place to find a myriad of documentation and information about BLE - from descriptions of BLE chipsets and modules to how to navigate the Core specs - but is also a nice BLE virtual 'MeetUp' with people contributing concrete examples, pitfalls, suggestions, and advise.  I look forward to the continued growth of the Academy to help me find my way through vendor tools, coding suggestions, and yes, Bluetooth jobs. This should be the preferred watering hole for every Bluetooth engineer!

Mark Ennamorato
Technical Staff Engineer - Microchip

Who is behind the Academy? and why should you even care?

I’m Mohammad Afaneh, a Bluetooth Developer and the Founder of Novel Bits and the Bluetooth Developer Academy.

I’ve been on your journey before...

I’ve gone from a newbie to an expert in BLE development. Having worked with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) since 2014, I've experienced all the stages that you go through from being a beginner all the way up to becoming an expert in the field.

You might ask "What makes you qualified as a Bluetooth Expert"?

  • I’ve self-published two top-rated books on the topic: Intro to Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth 5 & BLE: A Developer's Guide. Both of which have helped hundreds of developers get started with learning BLE and developing BLE products efficiently.
  • I've created a whole educational YouTube video series all about Bluetooth Low Energy technology that's been watched and referenced by thousands of developers.
  • I've consulted for the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) for two and half years as the Developer Relations Manager for the Americas region.
  • I've consulted for tens of startups and Fortune 500 companies on the design, architecture, and marketing of Bluetooth Low Energy products.

I’ve felt the pain of the often enormous learning curve associated with developing Bluetooth Low Energy products!

I've learned the hard way, wasting days and weeks getting up to speed while struggling with poor or non-existent resources. 

That’s why I created the Bluetooth Developer Academy – so you don’t have to learn the hard way, and can level up in no time instead.

I’m a big believer in both learning by doing and by learning from others' experiences. That’s why I’ve included both in-depth video courses and access to a private community of Bluetooth experts for you to interact with and learn from.

I’d love for you to check out the Academy and let me know what you think. My number one priority is to get you up to speed with Bluetooth Low Energy's best practices and keep you up-to-date on the latest in Bluetooth technology. All, so you’re equipped to tackle your projects confidently and quickly... and ship on time

Sound good? Join today!


Bluetooth Developer Academy is a valuable resource that brings together a community of engineering professionals to deliver the latest in design tips, trends, and ideas for Bluetooth technology.  Highly recommended for all Bluetooth developers!

Chuck Trefts
Director of Operations - Ellisys


I’ve been following Mohammad/Novel Bits for a while now and he always does an incredible job putting together high-quality and easy to understand articles and tutorials. Mohammad has a knack for finding and highlighting the places where people are most likely to get stuck. Many times my searches would end up at and I would find an answer to a problem.
That’s why when I heard about the “Bluetooth Developer Academy” (BDA) I immediately signed up. The BDA has a wealth of resources and knowledge for Engineers who are serious about designing and optimizing their BLE products and is also a great place for those who just start out or want to understand more details. Aside from other BLE experts, Mohammad himself is VERY active on the forum and personally helps fellow engineers with their design challenges. I can highly recommend the BDA!

Dirk Buijsman
Firmware Team Lead - Steelcase

What's Included with my membership?

  • Monthly Video Courses

    You get access to a collection of video courses with one course released every single month. These courses are designed to get you up and running with Bluetooth Low Energy development on a variety of platforms. Courses cover topics that range from beginner to intermediate to advanced levels.

  • Exclusive Access to Bluetooth Experts

    Get direct access to me and a number of other Bluetooth experts to help you overcome your Bluetooth product development challenges and ship your product faster.

  • Private Community

    Interact, learn, and get advice from other developers and experts in the field through a private forum. Discuss and get feedback on your latest Bluetooth challenges from like-minded developers and experts.

  • Private Academy Blog

    Courses are great for deep dives into topics, but they're only released once a month, so I've decided a dedicated Blog section could be used to fill in this gap. Member suggestions/requests will be the main sources of topics used for the blog posts in this section.

  • Course Discussions

    Dedicated discussion sections for each of the included courses to help overcome any issues or answer questions.

  • Trusted Bluetooth Consultants

    Access a private list of personally vetted, trusted, and verified professional consultants and companies that can help accelerate and take your BLE product to market faster!

Premium Video Courses

 ✅ A Course is released on the 1st of each month    
Premium Courses are primarily in video format 
✅ Includes coding walkthrough video tutorials     
Accompanied by source code downloadables   
Kept up-to-date with new content and updates

Upcoming Course Topics

June 2022: Getting Started with Android BLE Development (Part 1)

July 2022: Getting Started with Android BLE Development (Part 2)

August 2022: Optimizing Data Throughput for BLE Applications

September 2022: Getting Started with SiLabs BlueGecko BLE development

October 2022: Introduction to LE Audio and Isochronous Channels (ISOC)

November 2022: Getting Started with BLE development in Linux (BlueZ)

But that's not all! Before the move to video format, Academy courses were mostly text-based. Topics include Nordic OTA DFU implementation, Analysis of BLE events and advertising packets, Intro to BLE development on iOS, Optimizing data throughput, and more!

Who is the Academy for?

 The Bluetooth Developer Academy is for you if:

  • You're a beginner, intermediate, or expert. No matter your level of expertise, you'll find content and discussions relevant to your skills and needs.
  • BUT you have to be serious about learning and putting the knowledge into practice. This is not an overnight "get-quick-results" scheme. It's an investment that will also take effort on your part in order to succeed and get the results you really want.
  • You're an independent consultant focused on building IoT solutions for your customers.
  • You want to make sure you and your team are looking sharp in front of your clients, and have the confidence and knowledge needed to make the right decisions when it comes to designing an IoT system and choosing the appropriate wireless technologies.
  • You are part of a team focused on building products that utilize Bluetooth Low Energy technology.
  • You want to make sure you're aware of all the latest updates and new features introduced in new Bluetooth specification versions.
  • You value community and you want to connect with other developers, engineers, testers, and experts working in the IoT space.

It is NOT for you if:

  • You are a complete beginner who has never written a single line of code.
  • You are NOT serious about putting in the effort to take the knowledge you'll learn from the courses and apply it to your project.
  • You are simply exploring Bluetooth Low Energy technology as a complete beginner.
    In that case, I recommend you first read through my 100% FREE "Intro to Bluetooth Low Energy" book!

I'm a software developer with 30+ years in the industry. It's my work, my hobby, and my passion. I like to learn and make something new almost every day. A year ago I've started to deep dive into wonderful world of IoT. Reading official specs is good but as a newcomer, I needed a more gentle introduction and a smooth learning curve and I found Mohammad's blog with very cool articles and book for developers, and... the Bluetooth Developer Academy - an amazing community of experienced developers, where I can ask for help and share my own projects for discussion.

Eugene Samonenko
Senior Software Developer (Full-Stack) -

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$ 97 / month
  • Instant access to me and a number of other Bluetooth experts in a private community
  • Access to a growing library of premium monthly video courses on Bluetooth Low Energy development
  • Pay a recurring monthly fee
  • Easy cancelation at any time with just 2 clicks


$ 970 / year
  • Instant access to me and a number of other Bluetooth experts in a private community
  • Access to a growing library of premium monthly video courses on Bluetooth Low Energy development
  • 2 FREE months vs. Monthly
  • Easy cancelation at any time with just 1 clicks


$ 397 / month
  • Instant access to me and a number of other Bluetooth experts in a private community
  • Access to a growing library of premium monthly video courses on Bluetooth Low Energy development
  • Pay a recurring monthly fee
  • Easy cancelation at any time with just 2 clicks
  • One hour monthly private phone/video consulting call with me ($500 Value)
  • Limited number of spots

Looking for corporate membership offerings?

Corporate Membership for up to 5 users (10% off)

Corporate Membership for up to 10 users (10% off)

You're in good hands!

Don’t forget: it’s completely risk free

I’ve packed a lot into the Bluetooth Developer Academy because not only do I want you to accelerate the development of your BLE product, but I want to guarantee that you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee with your registration of becoming a member.

That’s right: Sign up as a member, go through all the courses, follow the steps, put in the work, get help from the Academy Experts, and if you don’t love it in the first 30 days of your registration, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If the Bluetooth Developer Academy doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. I just want you to succeed in getting your (or your client's) BLE product to market in the fastest time possible!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the Bluetooth Developer Academy for?

The Academy is for consultants, developers, and product managers interested in:

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments, features, and updates in Bluetooth technology.
  • Learning and applying more advanced topics within Bluetooth Low Energy.
  • Connecting and interacting with other developers, testers, and experts who share their interest and passion for IoT and Bluetooth technology.

I'm a complete beginner and don't know much about Bluetooth Low Energy yet, is this for me?

Yes, of course! The Academy provides content that's relevant to beginners and experts alike. No matter your level of expertise, you'll find value in the Academy.

What kind of content is included? 

The Academy's main focus is on training courses, with a growing library of video courses as well as written courses. Check them out here:

Library of Premium Courses
Library of Original Courses

However, another valuable offering is the wealth of knowledge that comes from the valuable discussions happening on a daily basis within the Academy's community.

What if I join and I am not satisfied with the content?

If you are not satisfied with the content and your membership for any reason, let me know within 30 days of joining and I will refund your membership - no questions asked!


The Bluetooth Developer Academy is a great resource for navigating and saving time in Bluetooth and BLE product development.  Bluetooth and BLE communication protocol offers many benefits but can be difficult to implement especially to those new to the protocol.  The developer forums and examples are great tools and will save hours of work and headaches.  As a product developer the Bluetooth Developer Academy was just what I was looking for.

Stephen Podrucky
Product Designer & Founder - Podco Designs


The Bluetooth developer academy is an excellent place to connect with the people from across the world who share the passion for Bluetooth technology. It helps to share and learn more about Bluetooth technology in general and in depth along with latest trends in it.
Thanks Mohammad for taking this great initiative and starting this academy.

Khodidas Ghinaiya
Co Owner - Radiance Technologies

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