Feature #2903

using NFC to setup p2p connections

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

Status:ClosedStart date:01/24/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:hans% Done:


Target version:swap repos with Bluetooth and Bonjour


We're planning local wifi and bluetooth connections for local repos. With NFC to kick of the interaction, the two sides can send all possible URIs, including local wifi and bluetooth, then each side can decide what works best for them. For example, device A has connected wifi and bluetooth enabled, while device B only has wifi enabled. B receives from A two URIs: one for https:// that includes the wifi config, the other for Bluetooth RFCOMM. B only has wifi enabled, so it ignores the Bluetooth RFCOMM URI, and tries the https:// one. B looks at the https:// URI for a query string of the wifi config, i.e. ?ssid=openwireless.org. B then checks whether it is also on openwireless.org. If so, the connection is made automatically, if not, it prompts the user to switch to openwireless.org.

Related issues

Related to Bazaar - Feature #2620: URI scheme for repos based on OTRDATA, bluetooth, local w... Closed 11/21/2013
Related to Bazaar - Task #2596: mobisocial/EasyNFC BluetoothConnector to setup Bluetooth ... Closed 11/21/2013


#1 Updated by n8fr8 almost 4 years ago

I still hope that pure NFC is on the table - at least for exchange of repo metadata?

#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 hans almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

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