Billions of blue blistering barnacles!!
I thought Bluetooth would be a doddle to use between my Nokia N70 and my notebook, but no instead it is a stinking mess of hacks, workarounds and bollocks that I just don't have time for.
Back to using my USB cable. It's ugly but hell at least it works.
That is all.
July 12th, 2007 9:21am
yeah. overhyped crap protocol award of 2003, 1st prize with honours.
July 12th, 2007 9:23am
Funny, bluetooth between my mac and my motorola works great right out of the box.
Now, bluetooth is still flaky and unreliable as a protocol, but as far as the functionality all working as it "should", my motorola v551 and mac mini work great.
What stack are you using? There is this *ahem* modified *ahem* Widcomm stack from the Chinese that works perfectly fine with my 6600.
July 12th, 2007 9:24am
"Funny, bluetooth between my mac and my motorola works great right out of the box."
What are you doing with it though? My Dell and V500 pair up well enough for data transfer, but I've yet to configure the phone as a modem.
Well I haven't tried to use it for a modem since I've no reason to. I can synch fine, though, and retrieve my photos, load ringtones, etc.
does anyone have experience developing against the bluetooth protocol? What are the limiting factors (is this suckage a developer implementation issue or a protocol or hardware issue)
I messed around with a dev environment from rococosoft a couple years ago and would like to get back in the game. any suggestions?
July 12th, 2007 9:36am
arg!, you see that? That is a ten foot barge pole.
July 12th, 2007 9:38am
That came out so well in the textbox. :-(
July 12th, 2007 9:39am
July 12th, 2007 9:40am
Well, you have to understand that Bluetooth was initially developed as a remote control protocol, not a data transfer protocol. It was supposed to work in pair with WiFi, not really duplicating its functionality.
IMO, the usage that has a market - headsets, wireless keyboards and mice, short-range transfer of small bits of data like cellphone photos or digital business cards - works well enough. For the rest of the possible applications, nobody's bothered to make it effortless.