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AppGameKit Classic Chat / FREE Serial Plug-in released!

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Posted: 11th Dec 2019 15:15

Developed in conjunction with Equinity Technoloy Limited we are pleased to announce a free serial plug-in for AppGameKit Classic and Studio. The team at Equinity Technology use it to send data between their horse data tracking device and their desktop devices. You can download it now and start using it immediately, grab your copy HERE.

The plugin can be used on Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. The commands in the plug in are:

numPorts = EnumerateSerialPorts()
String = GetSerialPortName( portID )
instanceID = OpenSerialPort( portID, baudrate, stop bits, parity )
CloseSerialPort( instanceID )
numBytes = GetSerialBytesAvailable( instanceID ) -- number of bytes that can be read without blocking
String = ReadSerialData( instanceID, numBytes ) -- Will block until the specified number of bytes are read
success = WriteSerialData( instanceID, String, length ) -- length can be -1 to use the string length
success = SendSerialFile( instanceID, filename, checksumMode ) -- uses the XMODEM protocol, checksumMode must be 0
success = ReceiveSerialFile( instanceID, filename, checksumMode ) -- uses the XMODEM protocol, checksumMode must be 0

We hope this is a useful plugin for many of our community members - enjoy!
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Posted: 11th Dec 2019 16:16 Edited at: 11th Dec 2019 16:48
Interesting, but what exactly can I do with this ?
Setup an Adruino or Raspberry to send Serial Data over USB ? and it would detect the port automatically ...need to test...

[Edit]Yup works with an arduino sending Serial stuff...great ![/Edit]
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Posted: 14th Dec 2019 18:13
Very nice plugin for IOT. But I would like to develop plugins also for Android and iOS. I can't understand why that pption is missing.
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Posted: 31st Dec 2019 07:27
10/10 - Would recommend xD
This plugin allows me to communicate to several devices in our company
Great work lads!


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Posted: 8th Jan 2020 14:35
I've created a basic Tutorial using the Serial Plugin and Arduino

You can check it out here


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Posted: 15th Jan 2020 09:27
this is the Plug-in iam looking for . thanks a lot
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Posted: 21st Jan 2020 12:10
Anyone tested under linux ?

i have tested under linux mint (x64) and it failed:

failed to open /dev/serial/

but my serial device is in


and is working (got the rights to acess, tested with gambas also )
there is no /serial directory in /dev
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Posted: 21st Jan 2020 21:21
Maybe you could create link between /dev/ttys0 and /dev/serial

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