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Testers wanted for PeerDeviceNet -sharing thru wifi, wifi direct and mobile hotspot

29th October 2012, 09:28 AM   |  #1  
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!!! updated 12/28/2012: add code to detect and use mobile hotspot to enable sharing among devices !!!

I'd like to invite people to participate an open testing session for app "PeerDeviceNet - sharing thru WiFi and WiFi-Direct".

It runs on android 2.2 and above. It is free at google play:

I have done tests using Nexus 7, Samsung Tab 2.0, Kindle fire(1gen), Galaxy Vibrant. I'd like more complete coverage of devices and vendors.

It supports 4 kinds of device-device connections:
1. for devices at the same wifi net: start PeerDeviceNet at devices simultaneously will allow them find and connect to each other automatically.
2. for devices which are all wifi direct enabled: from system preferences, you can setup wifi direct group connection; PeerDeviceNet will pick up this group info and connect devices in group automatically.
3. if only one device is wifi direct enabled: you can use PeerDeviceNet to create a softwareAP/hotspot at this device (PeerDeviceNet->Connection settings->Create wifi direct hotspot), other wifi devices can use generated ssid and passphrase to connect.
4. for devices with mobile hotspot, you can use mobile hotspot to connect devices and enable sharing.

It extends android's "share/send" feature to allow sharing of the following data:
1. photos/videos (single or multiple) (gallery), audios(astro, solid-browser, or other browsers)
2. web pages (browsers)
3. contact info(Contacts)
4. pdf, word docs (astro or other file managers)
5. apps (google play)

I'll highly appreciate it if you can spend some time installing the app and try out some of the above scenarios. If you encounter Force Closure, please post your device info, android version, or ROM info.

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11th November 2012, 05:47 AM   |  #2  
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This works fantastically between all of my devices, ranging from Ginger Bread, Honey Comb, and Jelly Bean.
WiFi hotspot also works very well.

This really is a handy app, something like this should definitely be implemented into base Android. Sharing files between devices that have NFC is a breeze, but legacy devices can be troublesome. This is an excellent solution for both worlds.
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11th November 2012, 07:14 AM   |  #3  
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looks good
11th November 2012, 08:43 AM   |  #4  
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Installed and gave it a test drive.

Works perfectly on our Galaxy S III, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Xperia X8, Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100 and Wildfire S - after adding the devices manually. For some unknown reason they don't see each other, though the local LAN has no restrictions put into place.
11th November 2012, 11:40 AM   |  #5  
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Hi, Ive been testing this between SGN2 N7100 (Stock Rooted) and MyTouch 4g Slide (CM9.1 R8) and it works great (no FC etc.)
I have several questions though:

a) Id like to buy you a beer. There is a paid version but that one is far behind the free one in updates...
b) chat works great (as long as I have signal. but within a flat its mostly great). Will there be an implementation into the full version?
c) if I buy the full version, will you be updating it?

Thanks! Keep it up!

EDIT: seems to me that your app fights with anyconnect VPN (even if that one is running in background I get FC from anyconnect and superuser permissions asked all time... Ill look into the behavior a bit closer if I find some time) else everything works good.

EDIT: after reinstall of anyconnect it works flawlessly. Keep it up!
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11th November 2012, 05:59 PM   |  #6  
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I have been using File Expert to do similar things... perhaps I don't understand this program's full benefits or potential. FE also connects via bluetooth and runs both a web and FTP server.
12th November 2012, 07:31 AM   |  #7  
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It would be nice if you implement an option to close the app...
12th November 2012, 10:12 AM   |  #8  
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Option to close the app.
Originally Posted by paul1508

It would be nice if you implement an option to close the app...

Agree with that. It's quite painful to close an app by going into settings instead of hitting some button from the home interface.
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12th November 2012, 09:19 PM   |  #10  
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Downloaded and tried it..

I have a GS3 that it seems to work on, and a Nook color (the original one) from like 2 years ago running CM7 that it just gives a black screen on. I can use the regular wifi connect from the Nook and connect to the hotspot from your PeerDeviceNet but there's no sharing of data back and forth, unfortunately. If the app worked on both I'm sure it'd be much better, but I don't suspect the older Nooks will be a big percentage of your users.

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