Bluetooth Multiplayer Testing Needed

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  1. Beau

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    So on my weekly trawl through the App Store for some new and exciting apps with mind blowing features, I came across 'App Shopper: Whiteboard Lite: Collaborative Drawing (Productivity)', which hasn't been updated since it's introduction back in January, but still claims to support the new bluetooth gaming APIs, introduced in 3.0

    The description instructs users to;

    And if it works for this app that hasn't been updated since January, does it work with other applications that support gaming over WiFi? Does the iPhone / iPod touch now automagically broadcast the necessary bits over bluetooth whenever it's enabled and you're in an app that does multiplayer?

    I'd love to test this, but I've only got an iPhone 3G and a first generation iPod touch at my disposal (iPod touch lacks bluetooth, as I'm sure you all know) - can anyone else try this out for me?

    Not only in the whiteboard app, but if anyone else has any games that can be played over WiFi - does bluetooth work here even if the app doesn't specifically state that it does?

    EDIT: To test this, you'll obviously need at least two devices that support peer to peer bluetooth.

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    Cheers guys.

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    I'll test

    Be back in a bit
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    Cheers mate - hopefully this works.

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    Work like a charm

    Disabled Wi-Fi & enabled Bluetooth
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    That's pretty awesome then!

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    Do you have any other apps that can be used over wifi (without connecting through a server first), that you could try this out with?
    If it works in those games too - it just got a whole lot more awesome. Middle of nowhere, pull out iPhone, and play a game with someone else.

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    That's the point of Peer-to-peer multiplayer

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    Play in the same room without Wi-Fi

    There are many others and lots more to come, just seach "Bluetooth" or "Peer-to-Peer"

    in the AppStore...
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    Yeah, that's it - I thought that it'd only work with applications that have been upgraded to take advantage of the new bluetooth APIs, I didn't realise that Apple had baked in support for apps (psuedo-wifi I'll call it) that haven't/won't be upgraded.

    Thanks for testing that out for me.

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