FrontPanel on Android devices?


#1

Coming from a Windows-centric design environment, I’m wondering if it’s possible to run FrontPanel on an Android device?


#2

Not yet… Do you have a device in mind? Can it act as a USB host?


#3

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Not yet… Do you have a device in mind? Can it act as a USB host?

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It appears that the Motorola XOOM can be configured as a USB host - what else would I need?


#4

It appears that USB host capability on the Xoom is not available as supported functionality and is only possible using a “rooted” device.


#5

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It appears that the Motorola XOOM can be configured as a USB host - what else would I need?

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So, what does that mean for the Front Panel USB interface?


#6

It is unlikely that we would support software that requires a rooted, jailbroken, or otherwise modified commercial device to operate.

We would be happy to discuss this as a contract opportunity with you, though.


#7

Android 3.1 opens the possibility to setup the device as a usb host:

http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/usb/host.html

So I guess its a matter of making Frontpanel compatible with the JNI interface or write it in pure java…

/Jens


#8

Android 2.2 yes! Tryed


#9

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Android 2.2 yes! Tryed

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So, this means that you succeeded to connect an Opal Kelly XEM to an Adroid device?
What’s the procedure to install the device driver?

Thank you in advance,
Leonardo


#10

Now that Android devices are:
a.) Able to act as USB hosts
b.) Ubiquitous

Will Front Panel support be available for them?

I would REALLY like to use an Opal Kelly on some Android-based projects (
www.appliedcolorscience.com
)…


#11

Contact our support team (support@opalkelly.com) to discuss.