iPad/iPhone app connectivity

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macaddict16, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2002
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    I was wondering if anyone knew if an iPad and an iPhone would be able to use Bluetooth to play a game with eachother like you can do on two iPhones now. I would guess that you can, but didn't know if the different hardware configurations would change anything.

    I also thought of an idea about an app. Don't know if it is possible to do, but I think it would be extremely cool. Have a game that gets set up on the iPad and then other players can join in by connecting their iPhones or iPod touches via Bluetooth. The main iPad would show the main part of the game and the iPhones would show the parts of the game that each player should see. For example if the game was Texas holdem poker the iPad would display the face up cards and the pot and probably each persons chip count and then the players 2 down cards would be displayed on their own iPhone. It would also work for a game like scrabble or other games that require privacy for part of the game. Is this idea even possible right now or would that require an update to the sdk?
  2. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    I'm fairly sure that Bluetooth comm between devices will be supported.
  3. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    iPad/iPhone app connectivity

    I don't think I'd like to do that if I was the guy with the iPhone. I seems to me that in most games you would be at a distinct disadvantage.
  4. GadgetX macrumors regular

    Mar 6, 2010
    I think you misunderstood the OP. Every player would be required to have an iphone/touch to view their own cards/tiles/whatever while the "board" so to speak would be the iPad. Sounds like a pretty cool idea to me, but I doubt you will be seeing such an app for awhile because it requires so many pieces of hardware.
  5. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Very neat idea.

    1 iPad
    4 iPhones
    1 5-port USB hub (for charging said devices)
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    GameKit (which was added to the 3.0 SDK) would seem perfect for this...
  7. rowanmwilliams macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Awesome idea. I would love to see something like this when the iPad is released. This is the sort of creativity i would love to see highlighted more in the App Store.
  8. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2007
    And five devices suddenly trying to sync to iTunes. That'll screw up the game. :)

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