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Program Bluetooth LE Devices from the iPhone or iPad to Control the Internet of Things

The Byte Works Inc. released techBASIC 2.3 today with full Bluetooth Low Energy support, enabling users to write programs to control the Internet of Things right from the iPhone or iPad. With the addition of Bluetooth LE students, hobbyists and scientists can now connect wirelessly to BLE devices for sports and fitness, heath care, electronics, security and home entertainment.

The Byte Works Inc. released techBASIC 2.3 today with full Bluetooth Low Energy support, enabling users to write programs to control the Internet of Things right from the iPhone or iPad. With the addition of Bluetooth LE students, hobbyists and scientists can now connect wirelessly to BLE devices for sports and fitness, heath care, electronics, security and home entertainment.

The Bluetooth LE support is the latest addition to techBASIC’s technical computing environment designed for collecting, analyzing and displaying sensor data on iOS. It is the only platform on the iPhone and iPad which allows programming for outside sensor connectivity without having to use a Macintosh and Objective C.

“techBASIC 2.3 lets users communicate wirelessly with all kinds of hardware, like BLE equipped shoes, heart rate monitors, thermometers, and laboratory sensors, to name just a few,” said Mike Westerfield, president of Byte Works, Inc. “A complete working program, with source code, is provided on the Byte Works’ website and serves as a great example of how easy it is to connect to the Internet of Things using techBASIC 2.3.”

Bluetooth LE Requirements: iPhone 4s, iPad 3 or later

techBASIC Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 5 or later

Pricing and Availability techBASIC is $14.99 (USD) and is available worldwide in the App Store Utilities category.

The Byte Works has been creating quality “apps for people who think™” since 1982. Current directions include apps for scientific programming, calculators and astronomy programs for iOS. Past efforts include developing Apple Programmers Workshop and the award winning ORCA line of compilers for the Apple IIGS, the HyperLogo™ scripting language for HyperStudio™, and MediaBlender™, a multimedia authoring tool for education.

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techBASIC 2.0 brings sensor data collection, analysis and visualization to iOS

Scientists and hobbyists who want to use their iOS devices as tricordersnow have a new tool to help them to bring that dream to life. Byte Works has released version 2.0 of techBASIC, a US$14.99 scientific and educational programming environment for iOS that can be used to pull in data from internal (accelerometer, magnetometer, and gyroscope) and external sensors.

In case the name Byte Works sounds familiar to some of you, the company has been around for a long time. Mike and Patty Westerfield started the company in the early 1980s, developing the ORCA computer languages for the 8-bit Apple II. ORCA/M became the standard development system for the Apple IIGS under the names Cortland Programmer’s Workshop (CPW) and Apple Programmer’s Workshop (APW). techBASIC has its roots in another Byte Works product, GSoft Basic for the Apple IIGS.

techBASIC 2.0 is a universal app, so any program you develop on your iPhone can easily be run on your iPad or vice-versa. Launching the app on the iPhone displays a list of included example programs — the source code for these programs is a nice place to pick up some tips on how to access and use readings from the sensors built into iOS devices. The iPad version shows the list of programs and also provides a window showing the graphical output of your programming efforts.

More info here.