Bluetooth data channel for accessing p2p repos
|Target version:||swap repos with Bluetooth and Bonjour|
When two devices connect and setup repos for each other, one of the options should be a two-way bluetooth channel for accessing the full repo. This bluetooth channel can be setup the manual way with PINs, etc. NFC and QR can also setup this bluetooth channel.
#1 Updated by hans almost 4 years ago
BigBuffalo does this using RFCOMM:
#5 Updated by hans over 3 years ago
If an app sets up an RFCOMM connection with the same app on a different device, then the apps can send anything that they want.
About directly sending APKs via the system methods, first there are some easy hacks to get around the blocked sending of APKs (basically just declare the MIME type
application/zip rather than using the APK MIME type). That has worked everywhere I've tried for sending.
Then it turns out that many stock ROMs like Samsung's do not block the receiving of APKs. So when you consider that all phones can send APKs and only some block receiving them, then the chances are pretty decent for success.