[NTLK] Android IrDA (was: Einstein on Android)

Rufus Kohn rufuskohn at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 01:43:23 EST 2017

Don't most front facing cameras see infra red light?  My iPhone 6 shows the blinking lights from my eMate 300. 
As always thinking out of the box

Kind regards 

> Op 26 jan. 2017 om 02:39 heeft Doug <ispinn at gmail.com> het volgende geschreven:
> IrDA stands for both the Infrared Data Association standards group as
> well as the set of protocols.
> NTLK archive searches confirm an Apple engineer stating the Newton is
> fully IrDA compliant. Great. Use IrDA to transfer .pkg files from an
> SD card to the Newt, I though.
> So, I spent a few hours looking on Google Play for an Android IrDA
> transfer tool, but found none. There are a few demos, but no fully
> functioning IrDA transfer tools. Some come really close to what's
> needed.
> Each smart phone is different. Each has to have the right electronics.
> Many smart phones (my Samsung Note 4, for example) have IR blasters
> for output only. The Note 4 is incapable of two-way, IR communication.
> Missing an IR receiver, it's not IrDA compliant, it cannot receive
> feedback on packet transfers, and cannot be used to get a Newton .pkg
> file transferred to the Newt.
> Dang.
> The Google Play demos may actually be fully working apps. It could be
> that lacking an IR receiver, the Android app disabled parts of the
> interface that would otherwise be functioning on a fully IrDA
> compatible device.
> Different IrDA compliant phone? A fully IrDA compliant Android app?
> I think that might work.
> Doug
>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM, <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
>> Great news!  Actually all of the Einstein news lately is wonderful.  But
>> one thing comes to mind, has anyone ever found a way to get data in or
>> back out of Einstein?  Last I new there wasn't any import ability unless
>> you got email working and emailed something to yourself and retrieved it
>> with a desktop computer or such.
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