This presentation on Multipeer Connectivity was originally given at CocoaConf Raleigh, May 2014.
The Multipeer Connectivity framework included in iOS 7 represents a fundamental shift in how networked apps can be built. Using the Multipeer framework allows developers to tap into a wide range of nearby networking solutions like peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, infrastructure Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth personal area networks. However, as complicated as this all might sound, don’t worry. The dirty details of all this infrastructure networking have been wrapped up within an API that's relatively compact, easy to understand and quite fun to use!