[Q] Android p2p file transfer with Google Cloud Messaging push notification

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By marjan89, Junior Member on 3rd June 2014, 11:27 PM
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I have an issue which I can't even start to solve after hours of researching. I need to use GCM to facilitate peer to peer file transfer (JPEG image of circa 1.5 megabytes in file size to be specific).

Client A opens a socket and uses AirBOP to notify client B that it wants to send a picture and gives B relevant information (IP address + port to use, ephemeral I guess). B then connects to A and downloads the picture. All this behind NAT and via 3G/4G if at all possible. No server involved.

I looked into TTorrent, Snark, Cling, NAT hole punching, PWnat etc. but I still don't know how to achieve the above, and if it is possible at all..

This is a developer question but I'm restricted to General. I'm looking for a road map/guide lines/library/existing tutorials/projects on solving the above problem.

Thank you.
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