KDE Connect for Ubuntu Touch

  • Someone ever thought about bringing KDE Connect to Ubuntu Touch?
    Because it would be really cool to be able to connect your Ubuntu Phone to your Ubuntu Computer 😛

    What is KDE Connect?

    KDE Connect is a project that enables all your devices to communicate with each other. Here's a few things KDE Connect can do:

    • Receive your phone notifications on your desktop computer and reply to messages
    • Control music playing on your desktop from your phone
    • Use your phone as a remote control for your desktop
    • Run predefined commands on your PC from connected devices. See the list of example commands for more details.
    • Check your phones battery level from the desktop
    • Ring your phone to help finding it
    • Share files and links between devices
    • Browse your phone from the desktop
    • Control the desktop's volume from the phone

    To achieve this, KDE Connect:

    • implements a secure communication protocol over the network, and allows any developer to create plugins on top of it.
    • Has a component that you install on your desktop.
    • Has a KDE Connect client app you run on your phone "

    Theres already a KDE Connect client App for Android, but also for SailfishOS.

    A preview of whats possible:
    ~ https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/11/connect-android-ubuntu-gsconnect

  • There is also GSConnect which is a Gnome extension that also allows you to connect your Android phone to Ubuntu but does not require installing all the dependencies that are needed with KDE Connect. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/11/connect-android-ubuntu-gsconnect

    As far as connecting your Ubuntu phone to your Ubuntu desktop - it would indeed be nice to have a port of GSConnect or KDE Connect for it - but until that happens some apps that might get you close are
    Caxton - https://open-store.io/app/caxton.sil
    Bluetooth File Transfer - https://open-store.io/app/ubtd.fourloop2002
    uFTP - https://open-store.io/app/ftpmanager.costa
    WiFi Transfer - https://open-store.io/app/wifitransfer.costa

    Best regards,
    Steve Berson

  • I think since ubuntu-touch and plasma-mobile could share apps.It will be a easy job to port KDE Connect client to ubuntu-touch. And the sources are in kde's git system.
    I am trying to do that through I still stuck in finding where the Qt quick extension “com.kde.kdeconnect” is (A fool question isn't it)and I am just a beginner on how to develop a app to ubuntu-touch. (Maybe I should try to make some easy qml app first, anyway I really like kde connect in android)

  • @xqqy Sadly theres also no KDE Connect App for Plasma Mobile, I just found source code and clients for Android & SailfishOS.

  • @davidcolombo 0_1543965408379_Screenshot_20181205-071554.jpg
    But from here, it seems the app only use kirigami and "com.kde.kdeconnect" for qt quick libs.
    I think it should be easy to port it to Ubuntu-touch as if com.kde.kdeconnect compatible to ubuntu-touch

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