Programming question: Bluetooth remote app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by PinkyMacGodess, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. PinkyMacGodess, Sep 11, 2014
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    PinkyMacGodess macrumors 68040

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    How hard is it to program anything using Bluetooth on the iPhone?

    How hard would it be to program a Bluetooth remote for the PS4?

    I loved the PS3, and used it to play movies, but the new PS4 doesn't have an 'official' remote 'yet'. From what I've read, Sony is waffling back and forth on whether they even need a remove for their 'Outstanding And Easy To Use Game Changing Game Console'. I've been pointed to using the game remote to play movies, but there isn't a way to eject a disc from the keypad.

    They appear to be reading their own reviews , and the 'I'm not buying an XBox 'one'' as meaning their PS4 is perfect just as it is.

    It's ticking me off, not having a 'real' remote...

    Their 'PS' button is some kind of authentication/pairing protocol I'd guess, but there has got to be a way to do it... I'd see other similarly ticked people paying something for that functionality...

    Thanks all...
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    The big problem is that the protocols to talk to the PS4 are likely proprietary. So unless Sony gives out the specs or someone reverse engineers them then you can't teach an iPhone or iTouch how to talk to the PS4 and act as a remote.
     
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