iOS usb/serial access and use

Monte Goulding monte at
Mon Apr 16 18:27:33 EDT 2018

> On 17 Apr 2018, at 12:13 am, Douglas Ruisaard via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> It does somewhat bother me, though, that use of the USB to an iOS device *is* available "within" LC but not exposed as a function... I though the LC IDE was written in LC ... someone had that in a posting I read recently ... so, in principle, it "could" be made available to developers.  It's not as if LC doesn't allow us to access and use serial/USB devices in other OS's!  I'm sure in this age of wireless-ness, hardwire connectivity is a conceptual dinosaur but, for us die-hards, it remains a viable alternative.

I think you are talking about mergDeploy here and that is a very specific use case of installing an app onto a device rather than general USB access. Indeed mergDeply uses private APIs to do what it does but that’s OK because we aren’t trying to release LiveCode via the App Store.



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