iOS usb/serial access and use

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



> On 17 Apr 2018, at 12:13 am, Douglas Ruisaard via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> 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.

Cheers

Monte



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