How to get data from bluetooth device?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by sspbond007, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. sspbond007 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm trying to create an application in which I want to communicate with another bluetooth device for data. As I know using GameToolKit framework we can communicate with another iPhone or iPod device, but in my application I want to get data from different bluetooth device.

    Is it possible in iphone SDK? If yes, can somebody help me out?

    Thanks.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no way at all in the 2.x SDK. We can't talk about the 3.x SDK (NDAs), but Apple have announced that it supports building applications that talk to third part devices. My understanding is that you need to talk to Apple directly about this as they need to "bless" the device or allow it in some way.
     
  3. sspbond007 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I'm trying to achieve same with 3.x SDK. I'll try to contact to Apple.
    Thanks.
     
  4. BlackWolf macrumors regular

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    I think talking to devices is only possible when they are connected via cable. as far as I know, the iphone has no bluetooth protocol except for bluetooth headsets.
     
  5. firewood macrumors 604

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    You need to look into the "Made for Apple" or "Made for iPod" hardware developer program. Might cost big bucks to even look at the NDA.
     
  6. sspbond007 thread starter macrumors member

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    I could able to communicate with only other iphone or ipod devices in SDK 3.x. But I could not found any thing helpful for getting data from other third party bluetooth device.
     
  7. BlackWolf macrumors regular

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    like I said, I think it's not possible. the connection to other iphones is, as far as I know, not established through bluetooth but rather through wifi.

    in any case, I think the iphone doesn't have the necessary protocols to talk to other bluetooth devices.
     
  8. firewood macrumors 604

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    Wrong.

    If you pay to join the iPhone developer program and also Apple's Made for iPod hardware manufacturing program, you will find out differently.
     
  9. BlackWolf macrumors regular

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    If this is true, I wonder why noone has been able to get two iphones to exchange data until now (not officially, but as a jailbreak app).
     

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