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Air Native Extension for iOS Multipeer Connectivity (iOS7)

This is an Air native extension for managing the multipeer connections on iOS. It will detect all iOS7 nearby devices, connect to them and send a message to the connected ones. It has been developed by FreshPlanet and is used in the game SongPop.


The ANE binary (AirBackgroundMusic.ane) is located in the bin folder. You should add it to your application project's Build Path and make sure to package it with your app (more information here).


The ANE comes in 2 parts:

  • an assistant (to help being discovered)
  • a discovery helper (to help discover)

To start the assistant, you need to call AirMultiPeerConnectivity.getInstance().startAssistant(serviceType, peerName) To stop the assistant, you need to call AirMultiPeerConnectivity.getInstance().stopAssistant()

To start the discovery, you need to call AirMultiPeerConnectivity.getInstance().startDiscovery(serviceType, peerName) To stop the discovery, you need to call AirMultiPeerConnectivity.getInstance().stopDiscovery()

The serviceType is a unique identifier, and should be the same for discovery and assistant. The peerName value is the device unique identifier. For those two parameters, you can put whatever value you want.

Once the discovery starts, each peer found will dispatch a AirMultiPeerConnectivityEvent.FOUND_PEER_EVENT event To register to this event,

AirMultiPeerConnectivity.getInstance().addEventListener(AirMultiPeerConnectivityEvent.FOUND_PEER_EVENT, onPeerFound);

private function onPeerFound(event:AirMultiPeerConnectivityEvent):void
    var peerName:String = event.peerName;
    // TODO


  • included binary has been compiled for 64-bit iOS support

Build script

Should you need to edit the extension source code and/or recompile it, you will find an ant build script (build.xml) in the build folder:

cd /path/to/the/ane/build
mv build.config
#edit the build.config file to provide your machine-specific paths


This ANE has been written by Thibaut Crenn (iOS). It belongs to FreshPlanet Inc. and is distributed under the Apache Licence, version 2.0.

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