iBluetooth released!

Posted on Thursday March 12th, 2009 / 09:50

Το iBluetooth είναι από σήμερα το πρωί διαθέσιμο μέσω του Cydia (από το  iSpazio repository)!

Σημείωση: Η εφαρμογή είναι συμβατή ΜΟΝΟ με  iPhone 1st gen και iPhone 3G με firmware v2.1 ή μεταγενέστερο. Δεν λειτουργεί με το iPod Touch 2G και iPod Touch.

Όπως δηλώνει ο ίδιος ο MeDevil, στο website του:

Finally, the application was released!

Here there are some question you might ask:

Q: When the app will be published?
A: It’s on-line, you’ll find it in cydia.

Q: Will i be able to send any file?
A: Yes, image support is built in, and the file viewer allow you to send ANY file on the device.

Q: Will i be able to send music?
A: Music can already be sent by selecting an MP3/wav/aiff file from the file system. However, i’ll include a music library to send ipod syncronized songs directly in the near future.

And, the most important question:

Q: Why i have to pay 3.99 euro for this app?

A: Mainly, because apple didn’t want to include a full bluetooth stack to be used by the developers. Implementing a complete and stable stack (with all the bluetooth profiles) is nearly impossible for me in a short time, so i’ve considered the idea of buying a complete (and well-tested) stack. Now, there are only 3 stack that supports almost all bluetooth profiles: BlueMagic, BCHS, ClarinoxBlue and, of course, all of these are VERY EXPENSIVE.
So, i’ve decided to make you pay* this application, so i can buy one of those stack for ALL the community and implement a background daemon that will provide a full-featured stack for ANY developer out there.

Please, understand that the “free way” is not the right way.If you want this application “for free” then take the “a cracked version”, but you’re essentially removing yourself the possibility to have more features, such as: A2DP (Audio stereo), Serial Port (needed for bluetooth gps), DUN & LAP (internet navigation), implemented in a small time and used by all of the developer out there: think at xgps developers adding support for bluetooth gps devices or other free developers adding bluetooth functionality to native apps like contacts, photos… or any other infinite idea that developer can have!

And, yes, writing a complete stack is always possible, but how much do you think it will take? Look, i’ve spent 3 month only for the obex part… and that’s a small part: it’s just one (ONE) profile out of 27!

So, think about it!


* Note: I said the price would be under 3 euro, but this is impossible, because paypal and the italian tax will eat the 50% of the final price.

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