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Can I build a wireless command interface to my iphone app from my PC over TCP?

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Hello, I am creating an iPhone app and it would be really useful if my PC software could talk to it wirelessly.  My plan is to create a TCP server into my iPhone app (currently adapting the QServer class from the WiTap xcode sample) which listens on a port.  I am also writing a .NET windows program that has TCP client functionality (ie can connect to remote TCP servers) (this has been written and works against a test TCP server).  Both the iPhone and the laptop that the .NET program runs on will be on the same subnet (no firewalls in between).  After they connect, I hope to send ASCII commands/messages between my .NET application and the iPhone app.

Before I get all the way to the end of this and discover that my approach wasn't good (for example if Apple disallows the above somehow), I thought I'd ask: is there anything that *won't* work about this??

Thanks very much for the help.
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I use CompanionLink to sync Outlook information to my iPhone wirelessly. It works fine. It knows the IP of my phone when on wireless and apparently has a module to connect and sync.

You might take a look at this product because it says that what you want will work.

By the way, here:  wireless means Wi-Fi.
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Okay, thanks, that is a point in favor.  I'll leave this open in case anyone has tried this and knows a pitfall or obstacle.
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It worked fine, by the way.  Thanks.
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@RonMexico  - You are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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