Peer Pressure: Adventures in Multipeer Connectivity

Presentation originally given at CocoaConf Raleigh in Raleigh, NC on May 5, 2014.


The Multipeer Connectivity framework included in iOS 7 represents a fundamental shift in how networked apps can be built. Using the Multipeer framework allows developers to tap into a wide range of nearby networking solutions like peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, infrastructure Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth personal area networks. However, as complicated as this all might sound, don’t worry. The dirty details of all this infrastructure networking have been wrapped up within an API that's relatively compact, easy to understand and quite fun to use!