VEX IQ Smart Radio Application/SDK

Do you have an application in VEX IQ app. In Smart Radio
I have planned to use a Smart Radio but I don’t know
how to use it in tablet or smart phone and IOS because
it needs an application,
what should i do?

From your post, I’m not sure if you want to write some custom software that talks to an IQ brain with a smart radio via bluetooth, or just program an IQ brain with a smart radio on iOS.

If the former, the Smart Radio Software Development kit can be found on this page. Scroll down to the bottom, then click “description” and “Smart Radio Software Development Kit”.

If the latter, VEXCode IQ Blocks (that’s an iOS app store link) is an app for iPad allowing you to program IQ robots over Bluetooth. More info about VEXCode IQ blocks is here.

“Modkit for VEX” also offers this functionality on iPads but with the recent release of VEXCode IQ Blocks there’s no real reason to use it anymore - its interface is worse in a few key ways and it doesn’t offer any functionality that isn’t present in IQ Blocks.

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so do i need an android studio to use the SDK ?

The IQ brain with a smart radio is a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) device. As such, it can talk to any device with the necessary hardware and operating system to support BLE, provided the right software, which you may have to write. According to the documentation available with the SDK, this includes android version 5.0 and later. I’m not too knowledgeable about Bluetooth hardware, so I’m not sure if any device running android 5.0+ can automatically do BLE, or if it needs some BLE-specific hardware.

If you want to write an android app to talk to an IQ brain, then android studio would presumably be one IDE you could use. (I am a little over my depth here, since I am not a mobile app developer for android or any other platform.) But if you want to write an app for some other platform, then it likely wouldn’t make much sense to use android studio.

The full procedure for communicating with an IQ brain via Bluetooth is detailed in a PDF which comes with the SDK I linked above.

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