Feature #2594

Bluetooth data channel for accessing p2p repos

Added by hans about 4 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:11/21/2013
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


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.


Task #2590: review fluidnexus for bluetooth codeClosed

Task #2591: review splinternet for bluetooth p2p repo codeClosed

Related issues

Related to Bazaar - Task #2596: mobisocial/EasyNFC BluetoothConnector to setup Bluetooth ... Closed 11/21/2013
Related to Bazaar - Task #2084: bootstrapping via bluetooth Closed 10/15/2013


#2 Updated by hans almost 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 0.2 - ChatSecure/Bluetooth to Integrate Kerplapp into FDroid

#3 Updated by hans over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Integrate Kerplapp into FDroid to swap repos with Bluetooth and Bonjour

#4 Updated by daithib8 over 3 years ago

How would you get around most Androids not accepting APKs via bluetooth? It's possible to share files right now if everybody's on a custom ROM but otherwise it fails confusingly. I used to rename the files to *.txt before sharing them.

#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.

#6 Updated by hans almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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