I intended to do an iOS version a while back, but I've since concluded that I can't commit the time required for a complex, niche app on a second platform that I don't use myself. Development alone would take many hundreds of hours, and then I'd have to maintain and support it. Every change, every fix, every new feature, all testing--double the time I spend now. I can't do it.
That is what I did. Just use my iPhone as my hot spot and it connects automatically most of the time. That being said looking back I would have not bought a 'version' android as I'm locked into using their services, which is expensive for just data as you have to get voice as well. Go with a phone you can drop any sim card into for a cheap data plan if you wish to later down the line.Well I knew it had to be somewhere on here. Still learning to use the platform. I had read JB's response but hoping that cash would make someone want to pick it up. In the end it sounds like IOS wont support it anyway. Until then I can dream about it. Might buy an old google phone and try it that way.
I previously used an S7. I bought the iOttie Qi magnetic mount to keep my JBV1 phone topped up and visible while still running my iPhone as my primary device. Something you may want to check out: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PV42CGH/?tag=rdf0cd0c-20 . I snagged it on sale for $30.I'm a committed iOS user which I use 100% of the time to drive CarPlay, but I ran across an older Galaxy S7 that was no longer in use, and I stripped everything out of it and turned it into a dedicated JBV1 device. Got an iOttie vent mount from Amazon, and very happy with the setup. Battery on the S7 is good for 4 to 5 hours dedicated JBV1, so I don't have any other power cords running - I just take it in the house every few days for charging next to my iPhone.