We were about to start beta testing today, but overnight got two more updates (one to the dongle, and one to the scanner firmware) that added record/playback functionality to the codebase. So, beta will likely start either tomorrow or Monday. If testing shows it to be stable, functional, usable, then we'll have an iPhone app to submit to the Apple App store in a week or so. From what I've heard, it takes up to 2 weeks for an app to be approved to go on-line once it is submitted to the store.
There is a big, huge "IF" in that paragraph, above, which adds a high level of uncertainty to the situation. But, at least the codebase (both in the scanner and app) have been substantially modified now to utilize the alternate access method we had to proceed with, so we should be just running into "normal" bugs, not the complete failure to perform situation we were in under the old methods.
The first rev of the app will still lack some eventual functionality, but core operation will be there.