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Broadcast is an open-source, embedded ruby web application that runs on the android platform.

Broadcast is an open-source, embedded ruby web application that runs on the android platform.

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  • 1. <ul>An embedded ruby web application for remote Android device management </ul>Michael Leone Panoptic Development, Inc 18 August 2010
  • 2. Why Android? <ul><li>Open platform
  • 3. Easy to develop and distribute software
  • 4. Features SL4A, which provides environment to run </li><ul><li>Ruby
  • 5. Python
  • 6. Perl
  • 7. and many more! </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. What is Broadcast? <ul><li>A sinatra app that runs on the android platform, exposing the Android API over a web interface. </li></ul>
  • 9. Project Goals <ul><li>Remote monitoring : Make Android state and device data available over a network
  • 10. Remote control : Allow remote control of an Android device over a network.
  • 11. Proof-of-concept : Demonstrate that complex ruby applications can run on Android
  • 12. Get the ball rolling : Set the groundwork for a number of advanced ruby applications. </li></ul>
  • 13. Ideas for Potential Applications <ul><li>Remote surveillance systems
  • 14. Remote device diagnostic utilities
  • 15. Location tracking systems
  • 16. Temporary network file servers </li></ul>
  • 17. Current Features <ul><li>view battery temperature
  • 18. view charging state
  • 19. view last location
  • 20. remote camera control and image preview
  • 21. remote text-to-speech
  • 22. file browsing, downloading and uploading </li></ul>
  • 23. Planned Features <ul><li>remote video recording
  • 24. remote audio recording
  • 25. remote audio transcriptions </li></ul>
  • 26. DEMO TIME! <ul><li>Live demo running on a Motorola Droid
  • 27. Cateats: </li><ul><li>Not entirely stable, not production-ready!
  • 28. Not feature complete
  • 29. It's alpha software running on alpha software
  • 30. Camera functionality temporarily broken!
  • 31. IANAD </li></ul></ul>
  • 32. Under the Hood <ul><li>jruby
  • 33. SL4A, Scripting Layer for Android
  • 34. Lightweight, pure ruby server stack:
  • 35. sinatra + rack + webrick
  • 36. rack-test and test/unit
  • 37. jquery Javascript framework
  • 38. jquery-file-tree for file browsing
  • 39. JSON for serializing AJAX request data </li></ul>
  • 40. Problems with Carriers <ul><li>Runs fine on a local network or P2P network
  • 41. Can connect from the outside internet via SSH tunneling, DMZ, port-forwarding, etc.
  • 42. 3G is a problem </li><ul><li>Verizon blocks all incoming ports
  • 43. T-Mobile blocks all incoming ports
  • 44. Sprint?
  • 45. AT&T? </li></ul></ul>
  • 46. Questions about SL4A? <ul><li>http://code.google.com/p/android-scripting/
  • 47. Updated often
  • 48. Has a sweet mailing list
  • 49. Google has Damon Kohler working on this full-time </li></ul>
  • 50. Other info <ul><li>http://github.com/mleone/broadcast
  • 51. http://panopticdev.com
  • 52. Questions? </li></ul>

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