Maybe use Bonjour to detect iPhone presence ?

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:06 pm
loafbread offline
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Maybe use Bonjour to detect iPhone presence ?

Smartphone Radar works great for me but I was wondering if using Bonjour might be another way to detect iPhones. I am not a programmer but I found pybonjour (http://code.google.com/p/pybonjour/). It is a python library that listens for Bonjour service announcements. I ran their example and observed the iPhone announces a service type of _apple-mobdev2._tcp. My iPhone broadcasts this at least every 10 minutes or so, sometimes much more often. Just a thought if someone that knows how to program was looking for a direct signal from the iPhone instead of proxy methods via log files.

example output:
fullname = e0:c9:ba:7c:71:c9@fe80::d2b9:baff:fe9c:73c9._apple-mobdev2._tcp.local.
hosttarget = iPhone5.local.
port = 62078

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Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:40 pm
kw123 offline
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Re: Maybe use Bonjour to detect iPhone presence ?

that is the same time interval as with connecting wifi (as bonjour starts wifi). I believe smartphone radar is using fing to track that now. see discussion in other thread

Karl

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