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dpmattox

Android -> Bluetooth -> Arduino -----> Success!
iPhone -> hoops -> hurdles -> puking?

I have read that there is no way (without becoming a hardware manufacturer and getting approved) to send bluetooth data from your every day iPhone? Can anyone definitively tell me that wifi is the only way to make a project that should wirelessly receive input from an iPhone?

What we are talking about here is R,G,B values for a lighting controller.

zoomkat

Have you asked at the "Genius Bar at the Apple Retail Store "?
Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.   8)

liudr

I guess some approved manufacturers may have such bluetooth slaves that you can hack. Unfortunately, everything apple is super expensive. Like if you get a blood pressure gadget thing that will measure your blood pressure and wirelessly sends data to your ipad. I think it's bluetooth serial but it's $100.

dxw00d

If you have a newer iPhone (4S or later), with Bluetooth V4, iOS 5+ supports serial communication over BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy). There are a couple of BLE shields now available.

http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/bluetooth-low-energy-shield-p-1255.html?cPath=132_134

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rowdyrobot/arduino-ble-shield-connecting-the-ios-and-the-ardu?ref=card

Texas Instruments has published some demo code - http://processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Category:IPhone4SBLEDemo

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