[Noisebridge-discuss] [dorkbotsf-blabber] BlueGiga Experience
anders.k.nelson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 22:37:24 UTC 2013
I handled the MFI program at my previous job, so here's how it works:
-Some MFI-enabled radio manufacturers embed the Apple-specific
authentication chip into their module and I believe you can buy said module
without having to go through Apple's MFI certification.
-In order to use any IAP commands outside of simple remote controls
(play/pause/prev/next/etc.) your hardware accessory must have an MFI
authentication chip onboard.
-Bluetooth classic and dock connector communication (via IAP or the
accessory framework) both require an MFI chip. BTLE does *not* require an
-Bluetooth classic communication is relatively fast so I've heard. The dock
connector can only push 5-7kB per second.
I suggest using BTLE to get around the fruity bits.
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On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Alison Lewis <a at iheartswitch.com> wrote:
> Thanks Eden. Thanks thats only on LE. We've got an old chip. Good info for
> the future!!! - A
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM, Eden Sherry <e at eden2.com> wrote:
>> There are no Apple restrictions on the type of BLE devices apps can
>> connect to, and no Apple certification to go through.
>> If you are having issues seeing or connecting to your device, it is a
>> problem with the device itself or your iOS code.
>> LightBlue is a useful app to sanity-check on the phone side. If your
>> device is advertising correctly, it should appear in that app.
>> > On Dec 20, 2013, at 12:00 PM, Alison Lewis <a at iheartswitch.com> wrote:
>> > Hi guys/gals,
>> > Anyone with BlueGiga experience and connecting through iOS devices? We
>> have a BlueGiga and no Apple activation chip. Have some questions, here's
>> the first two:
>> > Does the company who put on a BlueGiga chip need some sort of apple
>> chip too?
>> > Does the company who put on the BlueGiga chip need to go through the
>> MFI program? How fast can you get through it?
>> > Is there any work around this issue that people have dealt with before?
>> > Love to talk to someone that's been through this.
>> > Gracias! - Alison
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