Is programming for iPhone dock I/O possible?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by neonenergy, May 10, 2010.

  1. neonenergy macrumors newbie

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    I'm working on a project that may need to involve a connection to some external gadgetry to function. As far as I know, there are such apps that use external devices such as the Nike+iPod.

    Will I be able to program for external i/o through the dock serial port or is this some exclusive ability?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. firewood macrumors 604

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    If you are a large manufacturer, you might want to look into Apple's MFI program.

    If not, you may need to look into a wifi solution.
     
  3. neonenergy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I really appreciate the straight-to-the-point response.

    The project's just a proof-of-concept with possible retail applications, but I'm just a one-developer team, and probably don't meet the qualifications for the MFI program...

    I have some FPGA boards that have serial i/o which would be a lot simpler if I could just directly connect to the iPhone, but I figure it's possible to jury-rig a setup using wifi and a connection between FPGA and a computer.

    Thanks again!!
     
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