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Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:32 pm
by HashberryPee
How are the chances to use an android phone as keyboard/mouse device via bluetooth? Is it possible?
Is it difficult to realize? What do I need (except of a working bluetooth dongle)?
What android app could be used?

Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:53 am
by cnxsoft
There are Air HID https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... o_1m'hl=en and AndroMouse https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... mouse.lite

But both work with Wifi instead of Bluetooth. The receiver is written in Java and it works on Linux desktop so hopefully it can run on the R-Pi.

Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:35 pm
by JeremyF
cnxsoft said:



...But both work with Wifi instead of Bluetooth...


However, the real requirement is that the phone and the Pi are on the same network, so Ethernet for the Pi still fulfills the requirement.

Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:12 am
by HashberryPee
JeremyF said:


cnxsoft said:



...But both work with Wifi instead of Bluetooth...


However, the real requirement is that the phone and the Pi are on the same network, so Ethernet for the Pi still fulfills the requirement.



I would like to use it as a portable device, so the less I have to carry the better it is. My requirement so far: Raspberry Pi and a HDMI cable. I always carry my smartphone so it doesn't count as an extra device. A ethernet connection needs a jack and a cable. Makes it more complicated so a bluetooth solution is handier.

Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:44 am
by SirLagz
PRemoteDroid can use bluetooth.

There are a few other ones that can use bluetooth that elude me at the moment.

PRemoteDroid uses a java daemon. Not sure if a gui is required but I assume it is.

Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:02 am
by IvanZ
If you have any concerns (or lack of time or knowledge) installing any code bits on Raspi, you should consider hardware-based approach. One suitable USB dongle presented with several additional use cases (next to "classic" mouse/touch pad/keyboard) also barcode scanner, for example, is presented in this video:
http://youtu.be/lawrKeaO5rk

The good thing about this one is that Android device doesn't have to be rooted.

BTW: The video is part of Indiegogo campaign, direct link to it is:
http://www.indiegogo.com/at/hiDBLUE

Re: remote keyboard/mouse via android app

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 8:53 pm
by meslin
Hi all,

I was wondering why PRemoteDroid from Pierre Durand needs so many permissions to run. Can anyone explain to me why Pierre needs my phone number or a permission to access my photos? The full set of permissions Pierre Durand is asking me to install his app is (from the Google Play web site):

Photos/Media/Files
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
read the contents of your USB storage

Device ID & call information
read phone status and identity

Other
full network access
control vibration
pair with Bluetooth devices
access Bluetooth settings
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Air HD from tomNeco needs quite the same set of permissions:
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I do not feel confident about installing an app that has access to so much personal information and full access to the Internet.