How to control iRobot Roomba with an iPhone?

Roomote is an app used to control your iRobot Roomba or Create robot with your iPhone. It’s a Roomba remote!

Roomote lets you control your robot with a simple button interface, touch gestures, or even the accelerometer (tilting your iPhone)!

To use Roomote, you’ll need the following:
1. A Roomba or Create robot
2. A serial cable or bluetooth adapter for your robot
3. The Roomote Server software (free) for your Mac computer (no Windows version yet)
4. Your iPhone must be have WiFi access to your computer

Unfortunately, you cannot connect directly to your robot with the Roomote app (Apple does not allow access to the Bluetooth interface on the iPhone). You need the free Roomote Server application for your Mac computer which relays commands from your iPhone to your robot.

The Roomote Server app is open source, so if you’d like to port it to Windows, be my guest! Feel free to contact me if you need help with that.

The app isn’t on the App Store anymore (I don’t have the $99/year developer account anymore), but the source code for the Roomote and the Roomote Server Mac App is available on github (search for Roomote). The Bluetooth module is called “Rootooth.” It is sold by SparkFun on their website or even on Amazon.com.Roomote is an app used to control your iRobot Roomba or Create robot with your iPhone. It’s a Roomba remote!

Roomote lets you control your robot with a simple button interface, touch gestures, or even the accelerometer (tilting your iPhone)!

To use Roomote, you’ll need the following:
1. A Roomba or Create robot
2. A serial cable or bluetooth adapter for your robot
3. The Roomote Server software (free) for your Mac computer (no Windows version yet)
4. Your iPhone must be have WiFi access to your computer

Unfortunately, you cannot connect directly to your robot with the Roomote app (Apple does not allow access to the Bluetooth interface on the iPhone). You need the free Roomote Server application for your Mac computer which relays commands from your iPhone to your robot.

The Roomote Server app is open source, so if you’d like to port it to Windows, be my guest! Feel free to contact me if you need help with that.

The app isn’t on the App Store anymore (I don’t have the $99/year developer account anymore), but the source code for the Roomote and the Roomote Server Mac App is available on github (search for Roomote). The Bluetooth module is called “Rootooth.” It is sold by SparkFun on their website or even on Amazon.com.

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