usb detection

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by chhoda, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. chhoda macrumors 6502

    Oct 25, 2008
    I need to solve a problem, where I need to write an application which gets called after a certain usb device is inserted into my mac. how would I do that ?

    are there more than one ways ? can I do it in java ? can anybody point me to some examples

  2. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    You give a copy of your device to kainjow and wait for his reply.
  3. chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000

    If you know C it's not too hard to write a daemon that works with the IOHID API to get connect/disconnect notifications for your device which you could then use to launch your Java app.

    Just use the code in the URL above and modify it to detect your device.

    I imagine there is some Java/USB library out there somewhere though... maybe someone ported libusb.

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