Send & receive data from iOS with Arduino101

Hi everyone!

I am having an issue with my new Arduino101: I want to send a command (e.g. a string) from the iPhone (Obj-C) via BLE to the Arduino. When the Arduino receives the command, it should send back another string to the iPhone.
The problem is: Sending (without receiving) with the following code works. Receiving data (without sending) works too - but not both together.
Does anybody have a working objective-c and arduino source code / example / tutorial which describes how to send and receive data??

I appreciate for feedback

#include <CurieBLE.h>

BLEPeripheral blePeripheral; // BLE Peripheral Device (the board you’re programming)

BLEService bleService(“180D”);

BLECharCharacteristic bleReadWriteCharCharacteristics(“2A37”, BLERead | BLEWrite);

int oldHeartRate = 0; // last heart rate reading from analog input
long previousMillis = 0; // last time the heart rate was checked, in ms

void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600); // initialize serial communication
pinMode(13, OUTPUT); // initialize the LED on pin 13 to indicate when a central is connected

blePeripheral.setAdvertisedServiceUuid(bleService.uuid()); // add the service UUID
blePeripheral.addAttribute(bleService); // Add the BLE Heart Rate service
blePeripheral.addAttribute(bleReadWriteCharCharacteristics); //send/receive data

blePeripheral.setEventHandler(BLEConnected, blePeripheralConnectHandler);
blePeripheral.setEventHandler(BLEDisconnected, blePeripheralDisconnectHandler);

bleReadWriteCharCharacteristics.setEventHandler(BLEWritten, charactersReceived);

Serial.println(“Bluetooth device active, waiting for connections…”);

void loop() {

if (blePeripheral.central()) {
Serial.print("Connected to central: ");
// print the central’s MAC address:
// turn on the LED to indicate the connection:
digitalWrite(13, HIGH);

void blePeripheralConnectHandler(BLECentral& central) {
// central connected event handler
Serial.print("Connected event, central: ");

void blePeripheralDisconnectHandler(BLECentral& central) {
// central disconnected event handler
Serial.print("Disconnected event, central: ");

void charactersReceived(BLECentral& central, BLECharacteristic& characteristic) {
Serial.println(“sth received2”);

if (bleReadWriteCharCharacteristics.value()) {
if ((String)*characteristic.value() == “49”) { //Batteriestatus
Serial.println(“received Data”);

String FileMeasure=“Hello!”;
int TempNumOne=sizeof(FileMeasure);
char Filename[10];
for (int a = 0; a<=TempNumOne;a++) {