Android : Way To Control An External Device With Droid Over USB?
Dec 11, 2009
Anyone has experience with controlling an external device from an Android phone via the ISB interface ? I am thinking about using an external camera connected to the Android via the USB port; that would allow me to take pictures with higher resolution or with different optical lenses, like a FishEye.
I'm looking for some input on how to go about a problem I have. We have a device that has binary data that it needs to send out (they are mainly just symbols, but in a custom binary format) over ethernet. I need to intercept this data on the phone and display the symbols over google maps. I'm just wondering the best way to go about this, I have a few ideas but am not sure if they are possible or feasable: 1. Is it possible for the phone to connect directly to the device if the device had some sort of server running on it, then poll for new data? If so, what is the protocol needed to be able to direct connect like that? 2. Perhaps modify the device software to send data to the phone(s) in SMS data message format? Im not sure if it is possible for software to "spoof" an SMS to a phone when it is not a phone itself? 3. Have the device software upload all its binary data to a ftp/http server that is sitting out there somewhere, have the phone(s) connect to that server and poll for new data periodically? I'm brand new to android development, basically all I want to do is grab this binary data from the device on my phone and parse/display it over google maps. How do any of those ideas sound, or is there a much easier way I am overlooking?
IŽd like to create some visual referents for an app and I think being able to control any led of the device would be the best choice. Does the sdk allow us to control (by code) the intensity and turning any led on/off? If so, how?
I want to control several devices with adb command "adb -s <serial number>" but the serial number of my devices are all the same, so the command can't work.And I think I should modify the adb both the host and the client side.Would you please give me some suggestions?
I have a couple of tablets but my primary is my Xoom. I'd like to use the HDMI output and the USB to connect to a multitouch screen that I have. I've seen some older hacks that are resistance hardware touch screens that are more hardware. I'm wondering if this is remotely possible in the newer version of android like ICS on the Xoom.
I am looking for a way to remote control my android device (Motorola Xoom & Motorola Droid). I assume this will have to occur via Bluetooth but I am open to any option (wifi?)I'd like the following functionality in the remote:
- Launch Music Player - Launch Maps / Navigation - Play / Pause / Next Track / Previous track - Launch Voice Search - Launch text search
The official motorola Xoom Bluetooth keyboard has physical buttons for many of these operations (maybe not navigation or voice search) but this device is far too large to use as a 'remote'
My ideal situation would be to find a small Bluetooth remote designed for something like this. I've been looking at getting a Wiimote and the app that allows you to map its keys to keystrokes. Are there keyboard shortcuts for these operations?
I also noticed many of the keyboard shortcuts require the 'Search' key (i.e. Search+'b' launches the browser). What if I got a generic bluetooth keyboard without a 'Search' key - what is the alternative keypress?
What I need is a way to control Android device (s) from PC via Wi-Fi. I found a lot of apps (and Desktop programs) to do it, but I didn't found a way to View OR control the Android device WITHOUT ROOT. I work on the company which asked me to find a way to do this without root with their Android devices. After googling a lot I started to think that where is no way to do this, because either way I need to root them . Is it true or maybe there is somewhere an app which could do this? It doesn't care if it's paid or not.
I have downloaded and tester these apps: MyMobiler - Doesn't work because when I restart Android device, app doesn't start WiFi, just keyboard mode only. I need that when the app starts it should run itself and start WiFi automatically. VMLite VNC Server - Don't know why but it didn't worked for me. Just cannot start server from the browser.
If I wanted to create an app that manipulates, reads the data of, or controls an external electronic device, what coding or technologies are involved in this? some apps control an toy RC plane in the room.
Is it possible to control an Android device with a Bluetooth headset? I have a friend with a Windows phone who can listen to and reply to text messages as well as initiate calls through his bluetooth headset without touching the phone. It's very very cool, and I don't know that my Android has an answer to it. I would love to be able to do this on my Android and to use Evi through my bluetooth device. I have FlexT9 from Nuance, but it seems to require that I speak into the phone's microphone, as does Evi.
I have a rooted HTC Thunderbolt running das Bamf (don't remember the version) and a Plantronics Voyager Pro headset (same headset my friend with the Windows phone uses to control his phone).
how to setup a infrared remote control to use with android instead of keyboard or mouse.I thought in lirc but the several ports that I found for android are working to send infrared signals, not to receive them.I was wondering if there is some project or program to allow infrared remote controller manage the android device.
I was planning to make my phone (a rooted SGSII Skyrocket on AT&T running GB) accessible over SSH so I could remote-control it in the event thieves (or my parents) took it. how would I know what my phone's external IP is? Any app that can read the phone's external IP and respond with it via, say, text message?
I have several apps for DSLR tethering on my nexus 7 (2013). Previously, I was given a choise of which app I wanted to run when connecting my camera, but now one app automatically loads. Iam not given a choise anymore. how can I change this back?
Why does every android device have 15-step volume control? Why doesn't it have a smooth slider like Windows or ios? Surely it can't be hardware limitation? Because I've had cheap phones and expensive tablets, and they're all the same.
When making an image I accidentally had Clockworkmod image be saved to the device itself instead of being saved to the external SD card.
I am able to browse to it using Root Explorer and select to Copy it, but how do I PASTE it onto the external SD card when Root Explorer only accesses the device directory and not the external SD card?
Quick 2nd question: I know on some previous devices such as the Galaxy S 4G you were *not* supposed to run Clockworkmod after booting in and from the Apps Drawer, instead you were only supposed to run directly from the startup screen before booting in. Is it OK to actually start the Clockwork Backup/Restore process from the Apps Drawer of the Galaxy S4 and let it reboot and do its thing or is it only supposed to be run BEFORE booting in?
I'd be interested in a separate keyboard for my incoming Verizon Droid Incredible. An actual keyboard, not one of the bitty ones that come with the Motorola Droid, for example, and that attaches through the mini-USB port on the phone.
I have looked and looked and looked and I cant seem to find anything that helps me control the accelerometer more then either having it on or off.
Its a little picky, so I need help calibrating it as well as seeing if there is a way I can designate it to only work in certain programs. If there is no way to do that, is there a widget that will allow me to turn the accelerometer on/off that I can download (if so whats the app called in the marketplace)?
I did a search and all I came up with is people trying to stream audio via bluetooth. One of the nice features I am a little envious of the ipods having is that about every stereo out there has an interface to control the ipod remotely. Is there anything similar available that works via the USB for android devices?
I am trying to test my application with location information. You know the Emulator Control has an ability to load from KML file. (Eclipse -> DDMS -> Emulator Control -> Location Controls -> KML -> Load KML...) I've prepared KML file using Google earth application with its "Add path". Then saved it by .kml extension and load it on the Eclipse. Eclipse didn't load this KML file.
How to prepare KML file for Android Emulator Control?