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Bluetooth on iOS – is it possible to use Bluetooth natively?

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Melles
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Bluetooth on iOS – is it possible to use Bluetooth natively?

Hello,

On iOS, bluetooth API is not available to MoSync, so it is not supported (correct?). 

 

As a workaround, is it possible to use Bluetooth directly throught iOS api, and then somehow expose such "adaptor" API to mosync?

 

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Could you outline the work

Could you outline the work that might be required to integrate or directly expose the newer Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy functionality of IOS/iPhone within MoSync?

Bluetooth LE is probably set to take off soon (via Heart Monitors, watches etc.), and it would be very useful indeed to have access to this IOS Bluetooth functionality, as well as possibly integrating it into Android 4.2 compatible MoSync applications, pre-empting the profile's uptake.

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Sam Pickard
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No, certainly through MoSync

No, certainly through MoSync its not possible.  There is a new 'low-energy' BT system on iOS, but Apple doesn't allow general BT use.  I think that the idea is that a developer can write an app which is really heavy on BT, and drains the battery quickly, which makes the phones look bad.  Have a look here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9132174/ios-recieve-data-from-bluetooth-and-then-send-information-to-a-database-on-anoth

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Is that so? Is BT possible in

Is that so? Is BT possible in Iphone?

 

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No, the reason that BT isn't

No, the reason that BT isn't available in MoSync is that Apple don't allow developers to use BT in their applications.  I think that there is some new low-power system in Apple you can use, but I've not looked into it yet.  Traditionally, only Apple can use BlueTooth.

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