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More iPhone Development with Swift: Exploring the iOS SDK by David Mark, Jayant Varma, Jeff LaMarche, Alex Horovitz, Kevin Kim

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Chapter    9

Peer-to-Peer Using Multipeer Connectivity

Game Kit has to be one of the coolest frameworks available for people interested in developing games on the iOS SDK. Game Kit classes provide three different technologies: GameCenter, Peer-to-Peer Connectivity, and In Game Voice. With iOS 7, Apple introduced a new framework called Multipeer Connectivity. This chapter will focus on Peer-to-Peer Connectivity using Multipeer Connectivity. We won’t be covering any of the Game Kit functionality in this chapter. Game Kit still works, but Multipeer Connectivity is a much easier and more relevant framework.

Peer-to-Peer Connectivity

Multipeer Connectivity makes it easy to wirelessly connect multiple iOS devices, via either Bluetooth or WiFi. Bluetooth ...

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