Dev Establishes iPhone-To-iPhone Bluetooth Network

iPhone dev Raif Ackermann has managed to establish a working bluetooth connection between two iPhones. The connection uses two external bluetooth adapters that plug into the adapter ports and is based on the work by Matthias Ringwald for a user space bluetooth stack. The long-term goal of the project is to eventually get the connection working using the iPhone’s built-in Bluetooth support. There is even a possibility that the project may eventually be SDK-complient.

As the below picture shows, the method even works with iPod touches:

This would let developers make games where to players could play against each other over Bluetooth, or utilities that transfer data directly between computers and iPhones. Still, it is unlikely that Apple will allow stack programming into the App Store.

You can follow Riaf’s progress on his blog.

[via Ars Technica]

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