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Johann Dowa

iOS Device Controlled Robotic Ball Releases SDK

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On this site I have listed many different open source libraries that allow you to easily add useful features into your iOS apps.  I often do this by browsing Github for updated open source libraries.

Today while browsing, I found something totally different, and off the wall.  A robotic ball that can be controlled through iOS devices.

Check out this video:

The ball is known as Sphero, and what it is, is a robotic ball for which direction can be controlled through an iOS device connected via bluetooth, and the ball can also light up thousands of different colors.  Developers will be able to add support for Sphero in their apps using the Orbotix iOS SDK available here:
http://developer.orbotix.com/docs/ios

Sphero is expected to be out by the end of the year, at about $99.  Obviously no one knows how big this thing will be, but if you’re like me and you find the idea of controlling any kind of robot with your iPhone to be cool then you will want to check it out.

Read More: iPhone Dev News


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