The iPhone does not currently work with the Nike+ kit, but there's really no good technical reason for this! At launch, Apple's main reason for enabling it only for the Nano was the lack of display in the case of the shuffle and the abundance of moving parts in the case of the classic.
But what if Apple doesn't let iPhone owners use the Nike+ kit? Something must be done!
= How it works =
The foot pod transmits a 'hello world I am
The foot pod was designed to activate a simple piezoelectric sensor to monitor how long your weight is on the foot (the faster you run, the shorter amount of time spent on one foot).
= What must be done =
- The iPhone must be made to accept the Nike+ kit instead of reporting that it's incompatible.
- The iPod connector dongle, which supposedly communicates to the iPhone via serial, has to be reverse engineered. (How does one do that? :) )
- A GUI has to be written so that the user can see his live pace.
- Some sort of syncing functionality (via internet, preferably) would be nice.
= Progress =
Cool, looks like pyserial works on the iPhone. I installed it manually by copying the proper directory into site-packages after loading python-2.5 via Installer.app.
But I've tried running my simple serial tester by going through the list of suspicious devices that could represent the dock connector with no success. Here's the list (from
bpf0 disk0 ptyp1 rdisk0s1 ttyp1 uart.debug bpf1 disk0s1 ptyp2 rdisk0s2 ttyp2 uart.iap bpf2 disk0s2 ptyp3 sdio ttyp3 urandom btreset h5.baseband ptyp4 tty ttyp4 vn0 console klog ptyp5 tty.baseband ttyp5 vn1 cu.baseband mrvl868x0 ptyp6 tty.bluetooth ttyp6 zero cu.bluetooth null ptyp7 tty.debug ttyp7 cu.debug ptmx random tty.iap uart.baseband cu.iap ptyp0 rdisk0 ttyp0 uart.bluetooth
= References =