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i need help with a new parking reminder app

Discussion in 'Assets and Asset Store' started by Malandracat, Nov 12, 2023.

  1. Malandracat

    Malandracat

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    i have been asked by a family member to develop an app that allows you to click a button so that when you next connect to your cars bluetooth, it will send a notification to remind you to stop paying for parking. i am fairly new to unity and have never mad a mobile app before only desktop games so have no idea how to send notifications or access bluetooth. please can someone give me a rough idea of how to use bluetooth/notifications?
     
  2. CodeSmile

    CodeSmile

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    Apparently this is only possible if your app itself connects to the car: https://stackoverflow.com/a/48288877/201863

    Unity is not very suitable for this purpose. You need an app that primarily runs in the background which is something Unity wasn't built for. It's possible but would just waste energy, and only complicates development. This should be done in a native app built with Xcode simply because you will need to build & deploy often to be able to test the bluetooth connection.

    Note that you do need a Mac in order to properly build and deploy an app for iOS. There are cloud build services but those are unsuitable for development due to the long deployment delays.
     
  3. Malandracat

    Malandracat

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    Thank you will look into it