It's official - the Bad Elf GPS is fully compatible with the iPad (3rd generation). No firmware, hardware, or app changes required. Our official list of supported platforms is below.
December 05, 2012
Just checked, the email you sent just a few minutes is in the queue, so you should hear back shortly. I don’t see the previous email so there may have been a typo or server issue on our side. My sincere apologies, and thanks for following up.
November 29, 2012
Just put my Bad Elf onto the 30 pin to lightning adapter and plugged it into my Ipad mini, and it works great. No problem at all and does everything it always did….
Glad to hear it! So far we’ve been able to get everyone up and running. Rumor is that Apple has fixed the GPS-related bugs in iOS 6/6.0.1 in their next release (6.1) which is in beta now. Our support guys need some relief ;-)
Hi I sent out an email last week and have not received a response yet.
August 14, 2012
Thanks for detailed response. The Nike +, does have a dock port wireless link it uses for talking to shoe sensor. The latest nano also has internal inertial sensors. Perhaps Nike worked direct with apple to codevelop or something. They also have the Nike + app on nano.
SMOP? ( simple matter of programming)
November 28, 2012
I have the new Ipad with the lightning connector and I have the lightning to 30 pin adaptor and could not get it to work. Is there an upgrade or something you need to do? It searches but never finds a gps status. Does it need to be configured?
We’ve been able to get the GPS dongle to work with the Lightning-to-30pin adapters, but there are a few other issues we’ve seen with iOS 6. Please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you up and running.
I agree. Having Bad Elf work on nano would be ideal.
The current Nike + solution uses inertial sensors only – sorry but yuck.
Along with the internal inertial iPod nano sensors the bad elf would just make this extraordinarily valuable combo.
Agreed, the iPod nano + Bad Elf GPS would be a very cool platform. Unfortunately the nano does not support 3rd party apps or dock-connected accessories at this time. I have no idea if it every will. One negative is that the device has an extremely small battery, so I’m not sure if powering a GPS receiver would even be feasible.
June 03, 2012
Are you planning to integrate GLONASS naviagation? It’s like 24 more satellites on the go)
June 15, 2012
My iPad 3 does not charge through the Bad Elf but my iPhone 3GS does.
iPad shows à message stating it cannot charge through this device.
It’s a for long trips.
Do you think a future firmware update can fix this?
July 21, 2012
Normally you’ll see this message if the vehicle or wall charger you are using doesn’t officially support the iPad’s higher charge rate of 2.1A. The iPad is more strict about this when the power is passed thru an accessory like ours. A good test to run is to use the white wall charger provided with your iPad, but the USB cable plugged thru your Bad Elf GPS. If you still see the message, then please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get you a replacement unit!
April 28, 2012
Cool! Any news on your new Bad Elf App?
May 29, 2012
When will it be possible to run Bad Elf on the new iPod nano, would be very very cool to have the nano as a watch, seeing your position/UTC and listening to cool music at the same time. I’m very happy with the Bad Elf on my iPod touch at the moment. Cheers, W.
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