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Developing an iOS 7 Edge by Hiedi Utley, Engin Kurutepe, Michael Ang, Josh Brown, Doron Katz, Cody Ray

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5. Airdrop and Multipeer Connectivity

In this chapter we will cover the following:

  • Using AirDrop to send files between iOS devices
  • How to adapt our own app to take advantage of AirDrop
  • Basics of Multipeer Connectivity
  • Advertising and dicovering peers
  • Sending data and resources among peers
  • Authentication and encryption

AirDrop

AirDrop is a technology first introduced by Apple in OS X 10.7 Lion. It enables Macs to easily share files. Sharing files between AirDrop capable machines is as easy as activating AirDrop in Finder and dragging the files on to the icon for the desired machine after the nearby computers are shown. AirDrop sharing magically works even if the machines don't have an Internet connection. It even works if the machines are not ...

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