GIF frame – IOS app

My first idea was to add a ESP8266 to the GIF frame, so that I could control it remotely. But I haven’t had much success when tinkering the it. I can not get it to run a webserver without it freezing up.

But I had a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) laying around – Yes, I have a lot a stuff laying around ­čÖé
I had bought it a while ago, but didn’t really got into code in Cocoa Touch for iOS- also I didn’t want to pay 100$ for the┬ádeveloper subscription – which was needed for you to get the app on the iPhone.

But┬áwith the latest release of xcode, you can install your own apps on your iPhone without the subscription!┬áSo everything kinda came together for this project ­čÖé

The BLE device communicates with a serial port, and can talk directly to the Arduino.
I just need some small adjustments to the menu code – adding software serial. (and I included a power on/off option, while I was at it)

Download: GIF frame

And here it is: