sending ASCII from MAX by Blutooth?

    Sep 04 2012 | 9:09 am
    working on a mac, is it possible to send the ascii (keyboard signs, in this case the arrow keys) from max to Blutooth (and receive them on an iPad)?
    (or sending those by any other mean - midi, osc - so that the ipad apps recognise them as ascii sign/letters)
    many thanks

    • Sep 04 2012 | 12:09 pm
      You can send OSC to TouchOSC and such, over wifi.
      I found in TouchOSC you can send any text to one of the label objects, but any inclusion of a 'space' produces a line break in the label object. So you have to do stuff like this:
      Preset three = Preset_three
      I'm sure there's other ways, but that one is quite easy to get going.
    • Sep 04 2012 | 12:46 pm
      As Kasper wants to receive arrow keys ASCII, I don't think he wants to display some text, but rather control some other app...
      Besides touchOSC (which works nicely too), it is also possible to display text with Lemur, even over MIDI (with a little scripting).
      BTW, I don't think arrow keys have standard, portable, ASCII codes.
    • Sep 04 2012 | 1:41 pm
      yeah, actually what I want is to control the "turn page" command for score-display iPad apps such as ForScore or music reader
      for both the bluetooth based "air pedal" work and both apps support tell me that what they use are the arrow keys, which those pedals send. Of course i would like to do it with max, and not to buy and carry those extra pedals.
      Yes, Partick, it seems the arrow keys do NOT have ascii - but still that is what is used for those apps - go figure
      (but also - the great Scorcerer app, does display scores and accepts midi messages for turning pages which I van send through midi-over-network. But it's out of curiosity that I want to have also the 2 other apps to work)
      Not even sure if one can SEND anything from max by bluetooth???
      (and of course I use both Touch osc and Lemur, but as Patrick pointed here is wnat to control those other apps)
      many thanks