Version 2.0 of our flagship application bluewoki has been approved (in less than half a day!) and is already available at the App Store! If you haven’t heard of it yet, bluewoki is a peer to peer walkie-talkie for iPhone and iPod touch (it also works on the iPad, of course, but with the iPhone look and feel of course).
What is new this new version?
- We have added support for connecting through wifi networks, which effectively turns bluewoki into a nice communication device for your home; just select the “online” option when connecting and select the device you want to talk to, and you are done!
- Also, we have added support for multitasking; you can now hit the home button while talking, go browse the web or launch any other application, and the call stays on! (of course this only works on iOS devices like the iPhone 4, which have support for background tasks).
- Finally, we have upgraded our graphics to support the gorgeous Retina display.
The source code of bluewoki is, as always, available on Github; in particular, this version is built on top of the great AsyncSocket project to provide wifi connectivity, and might be a good example (we hope) of how to use the chat capabilities of GameKit using a standard wifi network.