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[XAP] BlueManager (previous name BluePhoto Beta)

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23rd August 2012, 12:18 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all,
this is an application to transfer photo from your WP7 phone to a remote device or to receive photo from outside using OBEX OPP rules over Bluetooth.
It requires unlock device and it is based on DLLImport project.

At this stage application has been tested with photo exchange to a normal PC without problem.
Also receive photo from another phone (tested with Android and Symbian) seems to be ok.

Sending photo from WP7 to another phone seems to have some problems, but I've only tested it with an old 2.3.3 Android device and it is not enough to understand the real behaviour. I'd like to test with an ICS Android phone and/or Symbian to verify the functionality...

BluePhoto application is a photo viewer.
When you start the application you'll be ready to receive photo from external device.

You can also select a photo and decide to send it to a paired remote device.
To do that you have to choose remote device from paired bluetooth device list.
Attached images shows all the available commands.

Ciao

P.S1: remote devices have to be previously paired before exchanging file with your device.
P.S2: BluePhoto can handle files only when it is in foreground due to WP7 rules.
P.S3: photo are loaded and saved from Picture Hub.
P.S4: BluePhoto extends Photo Share contracts to be available directly from "Share" menu item of a picture.

Thanks to:
- Heathcliff74
- fiinix


UPDATE (30 08 2012):
BluePhoto 1.0.1:
- Improvements on transfer speed
- Improvements on photo loads on startup
- Added music MP3 transfer from Music Hub
- Minor changes

UPDATE (31 08 2012):
BluePhoto 1.0.1.1:
- Improvements on songs loading on startup
- Modify alghoritm to check MP3 file on WP7 device
- Minor changes
- Added ZIP file with 1.0.1.1 version source file solution.

UPDATE (02 09 2012):
BluePhoto 2.1.0 (modifications made by monotheist):
- Improvements on speed
- Improvements on songs loading on startup

UPDATE (03 09 2012):
BluePhoto 2.5.0 (modifications made by monotheist):
- Rewritten algorithm for MP3 search
- Introduced non latin chars support

UPDATE (07 09 2012):
BluePhoto 2.6.0 (modifications made by monotheist):
- Fixes on Music Loading and non latin characther recognition.

UPDATE (10 09 2012):
BlueManager 2.6.1
- Changed name from BluePhoto to BlueManager
- Added new functionality: Contact transfer (from and to the phone)
- Changed Picture layout: now 4 images in a row view is back
- Speed improvement on code
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Attached Files
File Type: xap BluePhotoBeta_1011.xap - [Click for QR Code] (339.8 KB, 1417 views)
File Type: zip BluePhoto_1011_SRC.zip - [Click for QR Code] (220.0 KB, 1205 views)
File Type: xap BluePhotoBeta_2.1.xap - [Click for QR Code] (346.8 KB, 451 views)
File Type: xap BluePhotoBeta_2.5.xap - [Click for QR Code] (404.8 KB, 496 views)
File Type: xap BluePhotoBeta_2.6.xap - [Click for QR Code] (403.9 KB, 685 views)
File Type: xap BlueManager_2.6.1.xap - [Click for QR Code] (426.0 KB, 8438 views)
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23rd August 2012, 01:30 PM   |  #2  
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Thanks for this application. I installed it on my dev unlocked Lumia 800. Here is what I found out so far:

Lumia 800 -> Android 2.3: won't work
Android 2.3 -> Lumia 800: won't work
(both times without any errors)

Lumia 800 -> Windows 8 (default Bluetooth stack): works fine, although the application reports "Error -2"
Windows 8 (default Bluetooth stack) -> Lumia 800: won't work, doesn't initiate a connection to the device

How to get it working (you don't need to pair the device):
1. Click on send file in Windows, a Windows will appear with nearby Bluetooth devices, yours won't show up
2. Navigate to the Bluetooth settings on your phone, your phone will now appear in the Device-Window on Windows 8. Wait until you see its name and select it. Uncheck secured connection
3. Click continue and select a file. Don't click send yet
4. Navigate back to BluePhoto
5. Click send on Windows 8


Nokia 6230 -> Lumia 800: works
The 6230 did not discover the Lumia, I had to go its Bluetooth settings and wait for it to show up in the 6230s list. The I switched back to BluePhoto and the transmission worked like a charm.

Lumia 800 -> Nokia 6230: works, although it finished again with "Error -2"

General feedback:
- The text is yellow. Would be better if the text is standard white (or black for white backgrounds)
- The icons on the buttons look a bit pixelated. Did you use the standard ones? You can open up blend to get a list of the icons that are delivered with the Windows Phone SDK. Also there are icons available here: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/metrostudio
- My screen timed out while sending the file and turned off. Would be cool if auto-standy was disabled by the app.
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23rd August 2012, 01:44 PM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisKringel

Thanks for this application. I installed it on my dev unlocked Lumia 800. Here is what I found out so far:

Lumia 800 -> Android 2.3: won't work
Android 2.3 -> Lumia 800: won't work
(both times without any errors)

Lumia 800 -> Windows 8 (default Bluetooth stack): works fine, although the application reports "Error -2"
Windows 8 (default Bluetooth stack) -> Lumia 800: won' work, doesn't initiate a connection to the device

General feedback:
- The text is yellow. Would be better if the text is standard white (or black for white backgrounds)
- The icons on the buttons look a bit pixelated. Did you use the standard ones? You can open up blend to get a list of the icons that are delivered with the Windows Phone SDK. Also there are icons available here: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/metrostudio
- My screen timed out while sending the file and turned off. Would be cool if auto-standy was disabled by the app.

Thanks for feedback.

With 2.3.3 Android device I know the problem in sending file to Android.
But receiving file (from Android to WP7) should work, my LG Optimus 7 can receive files from 2.3.3 Android device.

In case Win8 -> Lumia 800: PC BT stack say something? On WP7 device appear something?

Yellow text means that application is in server receiving mode.
Other colors are: Red when BT is off or no connection has been started and Green when WP7 is sending file.
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23rd August 2012, 01:51 PM   |  #4  
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Nice idea but not work (HTC Titan and Motorola Xoom ME with Android 3.2.2).
23rd August 2012, 01:55 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by navisluni

Thanks for feedback.

With 2.3.3 Android device I know the problem in sending file to Android.
But receiving file (from Android to WP7) should work, my LG Optimus 7 can receive files from 2.3.3 Android device.

In case Win8 -> Lumia 800: PC BT stack say something? On WP7 device appear something?

Yellow text means that application is in server receiving mode.
Other colors are: Red when BT is off or no connection has been started and Green when WP7 is sending file.

Thanks for your fast answer. I got the Win 8 -> Lumia 800 now figured out. I will do some more testing with the Android device and report back.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Budniu

Nice idea but not work (HTC Titan and Motorola Xoom ME with Android 3.2.2).

"Not work" is not useful feedback.

Have you tried to send photo from Titan to Android and viceversa?
Have you got some error messages?
Have you tried to transfer photo from WP7 to a PC?

In this phase I need to receive input to understand if there are some problem with specific device or there are some problem in the code.

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Ok man, I'm sorry :
Fro Titan to Motorola work good.
From Motorola to Titan work.
I have to restart devic. I have one question where is saved files on WP 7 ? I sent file from Motorola, process worked but I don't see the file in albums.
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Ok, I was now able to receive a file from the android device. I paired the device from the Send-File dialog on android and then switched back to BluePhoto on my Lumia and it just worked
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Budniu

Ok man, I'm sorry :
Fro Titan to Motorola work good.
From Motorola to Titan work.
I have to restart devic. I have one question where is saved files on WP 7 ? I sent file from Motorola, process worked but I don't see the file in albums.

Ah ok!

Photo will be saved on Picture Hub but only if they are JPEG.
Otherwise will not be possible to save because Picture Hub support only JPEG file.
You can try to see received photo using Picture Hub or using "reload" menu item on BluePhoto main page.

Thanks for your feedback!

BR
23rd August 2012, 02:21 PM   |  #10  
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Ok I see the file in MyDocuments on the top (by File Explorer). You can do for save file in photo hub. THX

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