ecotec
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Location: Norfolk

looking to sync pi to android phone - best way?

Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:38 pm

I'm looking for a solution to enable podcasts and files downloaded to pi are sync'd to my phone when I return home and enable my pictures to be backed up to the pi.

possibles:
1 - upload the files to dropbox, then sync dropbox on phone - look at using rclone http://rclone.org/
2 - run owncloud and save files to local storage, then sync with app
3 - run bittorrent sync and sync with app
4 - some kind of webserver

Anything else obvious i'm missing?

Cheers,
b raspbian running get-iplayer and mini dlna server
b+ running volumio
pi 2 - dietpi - pihole, ssh and a few other bits

mi7chy
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Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:50 am

Re: looking to sync pi to android phone - best way?

Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:03 pm

With rclone it looks like you already have half of the solution. To sync from OneDrive to your phone use something like Autosync OneDrive app.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .onesyncv2

And, to automate the process on the phone look into Automagic or Tasker.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... dautomagic

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... id.taskerm

ecotec
Posts: 64
Joined: Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:10 pm
Location: Norfolk

Re: looking to sync pi to android phone - best way?

Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:33 pm

Thanks mi7chy, I've been working on this and have been using solid explorer for android to set-up an ftp server to transfer the files via filezilla on ubuntu. Its super quick transfer speeds but not automated yet and I can't get trigger to auto set-up at a set time/every time it connects to my home network. Anyhow still looking!

link for solid explorer (the ftp addon is also required (free))
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... 2&hl=en_GB
b raspbian running get-iplayer and mini dlna server
b+ running volumio
pi 2 - dietpi - pihole, ssh and a few other bits

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