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dhcrusoe
Jul 19, 2008, 10:13 AM
Hey there,

Is it possible for either an iPhone or iTouch to connect to another iPhone or Touch without necessitating a local WiFi device?

Situation:

Two people are at home, but don't have WiFi.

Can the iPhone and iTouch connect and share data?
Could two iPhones connect and share data?
Could to iTouches connect and share data?

Thanks!
--Dave



ayasin
Jul 19, 2008, 11:40 AM
Can the iPhone and iTouch connect and share data?

No, not without an ad-hoc network at least.

Could two iPhones connect and share data?

Yes, over Edge or 3G.

Could to iTouches connect and share data?

No, not without an ad-hoc network at least.

firewood
Jul 19, 2008, 01:11 PM
I think one of the demo apps on the SDK developer web site is for 2 devices to communicate over wifi using Bonjour.

ayasin
Jul 19, 2008, 11:02 PM
I think one of the demo apps on the SDK developer web site is for 2 devices to communicate over wifi using Bonjour.

Yeah there is, but his question was specifically related to not having wifi.

iphonearticles
Jul 22, 2008, 08:30 PM
We should be able to send and receive data using the built-in bluetooth capability, right?

Will only work if the two phones are in close proximity though.

Thanks,
iPhone SDK Aricles
http://www.iphonesdkarticles.com

ayasin
Jul 22, 2008, 09:09 PM
We should be able to send and receive data using the built-in bluetooth capability, right?

Will only work if the two phones are in close proximity though.

Thanks,
iPhone SDK Aricles
http://www.iphonesdkarticles.com

No, we can't for 2 reasons. First Apple didn't expose any bluetooth capabilities in the official SDK and second (and perhaps more importantly) the iPhone bluetooth stack does not implement the necessary protocols to make this a possibility (either object push protocol or the serial protocol).