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Question to developers about iPhone accessories... iPhone breathalyzer...

03-13-2009, 03:22 PM
#1
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Question to developers about iPhone accessories... iPhone breathalyzer...

I just saw this video for an iPhone breathalyzer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3ey...n-iripoff-aapl

From the information I've learned, accessories connected to the dock can only receive information from the iPhone... they can't transmit information to the iPhone... at least that's what I thought...

I'm wondering if this breathalyzer is actually sending information to the iPhone... can't really tell from the video... seems like maybe the iPhone just acts as a power supply? not sure..

Appreciate any information from developers or engineers that know about the iPhone dock...
03-13-2009, 05:24 PM
#2
Quote:
Originally Posted by arkanigon View Post
I just saw this video for an iPhone breathalyzer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV3ey...n-iripoff-aapl

From the information I've learned, accessories connected to the dock can only receive information from the iPhone... they can't transmit information to the iPhone... at least that's what I thought...

I'm wondering if this breathalyzer is actually sending information to the iPhone... can't really tell from the video... seems like maybe the iPhone just acts as a power supply? not sure..

Appreciate any information from developers or engineers that know about the iPhone dock...
If you look at other videos, it looks like it's just using it as a power source.. or just using the docking connector to get the sound output to send via FM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWDHb...eature=related

The idea of a breathalyzer + FM transmitter combo sure is unique.
03-13-2009, 08:36 PM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by lithiastudios View Post
If you look at other videos, it looks like it's just using it as a power source.. or just using the docking connector to get the sound output to send via FM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWDHb...eature=related

The idea of a breathalyzer + FM transmitter combo sure is unique.
Thanks.
03-16-2009, 03:31 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 128
you can do serial transfer through the dock. its just not "technically" permitted by apple unless you are part of the 'made for iphone' program.
03-19-2009, 12:46 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 439
Quote:
Originally Posted by drunknbass View Post
you can do serial transfer through the dock. its just not "technically" permitted by apple unless you are part of the 'made for iphone' program.
Thanks.