iPhone Bluetooth: Device-to-device communications achieved

iPhone Bluetooth: Device-to-device communications achieved: “Device-to-device communications achieved

Think the best news today has to do with tonight’s Battlestar Galactica/Dollhouse TV spectacular? Think again. iPhone developer Ralf Ackermann (who Ars posted about last month) has achieved a working device-to-device Bluetooth solution. He has built on work developed by Matthias Ringwald, who has put together a user space bluetooth stack.

Ackerman has built external adapters that plug into the iPhone’s connector port and has accessed the phone’s bluetooth stack in a way that could possibly even comply with the standard iPhone SDK. Yes, the connector port is off-limits to the SDK, but the stack access might be achievable if Ackerman has it right. Even so Apple would not likely allow Bluetooth stack programming to make it to App Store, and would likely close up any holes that currently permit access.

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(Via Infinite Loop.)


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