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Developing for Apple iPod under GNU/Linux

Intervenant(s) : Gwenhael Goavec-Merou, Jean-Michel Friedt
Langue : Français Niveau : Confirmé Type d'événement : Conférence
Date : Mardi 6 juillet 2010 Horaire : 14h00 Durée : 40 minutes
Lieu : ENSEIRB - Amphi E

We propose you to setup the cross-compilation toolchain from the iPhoneDev On Linux project in order to develop, under GNU/Linux applications made for these platforms. After a brief presentation of the development language (Objective C) and the various interfaces (POSIX and COCOA), we will focus on a pratictal application : a free Bluetooth stack, coming from the development done at

It will be then possible to get frames on an iPod Touch coming from a computer equiped with an USB-Bluetooth converter, a miniature RS232-Bluetooth adapter providing this feature to any MCU and a GPS receiver. More generally, any Bluetooth-enabled device is then controllable by an iPhone. A demonstration of the data acquired by a MCU and tranmistted over Bluetooth to the iPhone will take place.

The speakers :

Gwenhael Goavec-Merou is a Ph.D student with the Armadeus Systems company, hosted by the time-frequency department of the FEMTO-ST institute in Besancon. He is interested in development on embedded systems, systems constrainted with resources (and power), on FPGAs and with dedicated platforms such as gaming consoles (RTEMS on Nintendo DS) and the Apple iPod Touch.

Jean-Michel Friedt is an engineer in the SENSeOR company, also hosted by the time-frequency department of the FEMTO-ST Institute in Besancon. Part of his activity consits in developping embedded systems for data acquiring and presentation to an user. Game consoles and PDA provide him good development platforms with a reasonable cost to show how useful free development software can be used.

Presentation slides :

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Developping for iPod under GNU/Linux