App Idea - Bluetooth Playstation 3 Keyboard

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by chaten, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. chaten macrumors newbie

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    I have an excellent Idea for an App that I need someone to create:

    It is a nightmare to use the play-station control-pad to type messages etc on the play-station - I myself usually plug my keyboard in when typing on the ps3. But what about people that don't have a spare keyboard? Well how about an app that allows you to use the iphone as a wireless bluetooth keyboard for the ps3??? I have heard that the next version of the iphone software - version 3.0 actually supports bluetooth- So who is going to write this ace app in time for the latest software release. I need it so bad..
     
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Toughest part of doing something like this is figuring out how to talk to the PS3. Since we don't have PS3's bluetooth drivers, we can't dissect how to talk back and forth.
     
  3. chaten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mate if you can sped all your time figuring out how to do this...ull me minted when you finally release your app. Please some 1 code this
     
  4. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I was actually thinking about working on it. Gotta give us (the devs) a few days of hands on with the new SDK to figure out what we can do.
     
  5. chaten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you thank you ...i just want someone to become rich from my fab app idea!!!
    NB i have plenty of other cool ideas in me head too..
     
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  7. chaten thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i'm sure u could - but i cant see it being that useful.


    i like this forum everyone seems to be really friendly.
     
  8. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Don't get used to it, it'll turn into a bunch of whiners real real quick.
     
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  11. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    No way to talk to the PS3. As it is not part of the 'Made for iPod' program.
     
  12. sinsin07 Suspended

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    I don't think so. I believe you would need the Human Interface Device Profile (HID) Bluetooth Profile.
     
  13. razorman57 macrumors newbie

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    so does this mean that it is impossible or just not yet tested? and if it's impossible for the app store, remember, cydia is your friend:D
     
  14. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    It means, unless Sony pays Apple, it won't happen.
     
  15. ukdy macrumors member

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    i don't think this has anything to do with either sony or apple allowing permission or having to know anything about the playstation bluetooth drivers.. as mentioned it just requires the iphone to support the correct bluetooth profile.

    as of now there aren't many bluetooth profiles on the iphone. the iphone would just need to perform as a bluetooth keyboard and problem solved.

    many other bluetooth keyboards work with the playstation and they don't know anything about the playstation bluetooth drivers.

    come on people... use some common sense and not just sit here and bash apple and sony.
     
  16. DangerMouse001 macrumors newbie

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    :cool:
     
  18. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7D11 Safari/528.16)

    No, it has everything to do with permission. Only "Made For iPod" certified devices are detected and accessible. Look at the developer docs for the accessory framework.
     
  19. DangerMouse001 macrumors newbie

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    If my Macbook Pro can find a way to talk to my ps3, then its possible for the iphone as well. Just sayin'
     
  20. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Then you do it. The Mac and iPhone bluetooth profiles are different. As well as the SDKs that power the software run on them. :rolleyes:
     
  21. DangerMouse001 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe I will do it. heh heh (but doubtful)

    So you are saying it's impossible? I'm not going to pretend I know for sure wether or not it can be done...but I do know that it should certainly be possible. Maybe you could elaborate on it a bit on why not, I would be interested in knowing.

    Bluetooth Audio speakers (Non Apple) can speak to iPhone for audio output why not the ps3? I am just not so sure this is a permissions thing. Hey I could be wrong, it just doesn't make sense.
     
  22. dayneoram macrumors member

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    PC's aren't made for ipod, and windows aren't paying apple anything.
     
  23. PeterJay macrumors newbie

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    getting it straight

    Just to back up those that said its NOT a matter of needing to be in the "Made For iPhone" certification program-

    its a matter of supporting the HID bluetooth profile on the iPhone, so it appears as a standard Bluetooth keyboard to the PS3, which is what the PS3 requires.
     
  24. yourwiseguy macrumors regular

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    Jailbreak?

    Would it be possible to add the necessary HID bluetooth profile on a jailbroken iPhone?
     
  25. TheFinch macrumors newbie

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    Wouldn't this require custom APIs? If not it sounds like an awesome idea, but if it has just 1 custom API (as you probabl know) Apple won't accept it.
     

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