Does any app allow iphone to iphone communication??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yalag, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    I'm surprised there aren't more apps that allow for iphone to iphone communications. Are there any? Maybe over the wifi if they are in the same network? I'm looking for some sort of game, or chat or anything useful that we can do here with a few iphones in the house.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    The Phone app does. The Mail app does.

    There's a proof-of-concept iPhone/iPod touch Wi-Fi game...
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    Well that's my point, its almost a year now and we're still at proof of concept stage? Why?
  4. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2008
    ScribbleShare let's you write notes or draw on another Iphone/Ipod touch connected to the same network. I don't know how useful it is but my kids like it.
  5. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sin City, NV
  6. komiothebeat macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    Corona, CA
    what exactly are you asking here? im lost? have you SEEN the app store?

    parralel kingdoms allows you to fight people around your area...

    im pretty sure any aim application not only lets you itnerface with other people using that aplpication but other people on the iphone that have the application..

    there is a game called scramboni i think it is. its a word scramble game
  7. br0adband macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    On the App Store (sorry, don't have the iTunes linkage, easy to search for this stuff):

    PushToTalk allows iPhone to iPhone comms over a network.

    WalkieTalkie VOIP does effectively the same thing.

    There are some custom made apps also but require the iPhone/iPod touch 2nd gen to be Jailbroken (iPod touch 2nd gen is almost there now)...
  8. JackMaurer macrumors member


    Dec 22, 2008
    why would you need to "push to talk" someone in the same Wifi zone as you - wifi zones aren't THAT big..
  9. br0adband macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    If you read the OP once again you'll note that person is looking for something to PLAY WITH primarily, in his home, with iPhones (apparently more than one), sooo... I understood it the split second I read it, hence the recommendation, and there are some other App Store apps to do this, the two I listed were the ones rated fairly high.

    Besides, if the OP or someone else has an iPod touch 2G they'd be able to play along too if they've got a headset with a mic on it...
  10. sergiuria macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    What if you are on a university? they are rather big there
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030


    Nov 2, 2003
    San Francisco, CA
    I've actually been wondering about this myself. Apple is pushing this as a gaming device, but one great thing about the Nintendo DS is that a few kids can sit together in the back of a car and play Mario Kart against each other, using the ad hoc wifi. Apple doesn't support this so the only real way to do that is to install a router in the car! That's a bit silly... So I hope Apple does come up w/ a way for phones to "talk" to each other directly.
  12. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    spaceballl: you've pretty much nailed it. that was my point exactly, but I get bashed non stop in this thread. macrumors is getting more and more like a 12 yr old playground :rolleyes:
  13. ruinfx macrumors 6502a

    Feb 20, 2008
    probably the same reason why you cant do it with bluetooth: steve jobs says so

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