Connecting to another iDevice

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by dhcrusoe, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 14, 2007
    #1
    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
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Jun 26, 2008
    #2
    No, not without an ad-hoc network at least.
    Yes, over Edge or 3G.
    No, not without an ad-hoc network at least.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    Silicon Valley
    #3
    I think one of the demo apps on the SDK developer web site is for 2 devices to communicate over wifi using Bonjour.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Jun 26, 2008
    #4
    Yeah there is, but his question was specifically related to not having wifi.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 22, 2008
    #5
    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
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Jun 26, 2008
    #6
    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).
     

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