1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 24, 2015 8:56 AM by Intel_Peter

    Need transfer photos from iPhone & Android to Edison

    grfjs

      Hi Guys,

       

      I am working on an picture process project with Edison.  I want users send their selfie photos to my Edison board . But users doesn't want install any other third-part apps.

       

      Is there anyone who can provide some suggestions with this?  As far I know iPhone only support airdrop to transfer files to other ios devices. Android also need install some app to support transfer files , right ?

       

      Any sample codes or references will be greatly appreciated.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Geng

        • 1. Re: Need transfer photos from iPhone & Android to Edison
          Intel_Peter

          Hello grfjs,

           

          As you mentioned, iPhones only support Airdrop. Airdrop limits a lot the iPhone's Bluetooth/Wi-Fi capabilities since it's only compatible with other iDevices. So, I believe this won't be possible on an iPhone or for this purpose any iOS device.

          On the other hand if you want to use an Android device, it depends on how you want to transfer, do you want to transfer the pictures over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth?

          Either way has one main option available that comes to my mind. If you choose Bluetooth, you could use the FTP profile, of which you can learn more of in section 6.13 of the Intel® Edison Bluetooth® User Guide. If decide to use Wi-Fi, I believe Wi-Fi Direct (P2P) would be your best approach, you can learn more about this on section 6 of Intel® Edison Wi-Fi User Guide.

           

          Peter.