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Jolla Phone and Samsung NX30 camera

asked 2014-09-12 05:40:59 +0300

Mikko gravatar image

updated 2015-03-06 09:38:41 +0300

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Jolla phone (Sailfish) & Samsung NX30 camera (Tizen). Wi-Fi connection between the phone and camera is possible. Right now, the devices can't find each other in Wi-Fi modes using the android app for the task (Samsung smart camera app). Anyone else tried to use Wi-Fi or NFC? I'd love to have native app for it as well. Thanks!

  • What kind of solution can I expect and wait for? Will someone create unofficial Sailfish app or should I wait for android apps support to fix this? Any ideas are welcome answers by me.

  • Nikon WirelessMobileUnit (wmu) is in aptoides android app selection for Jolla but WiFi won't work.

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I think it is the same issue as with the Sony Active Cam and GoPro apps - you can connect to the camera, but the apps show that there is no camera connected.

Pyro ( 2014-09-12 16:52:13 +0300 )edit

I can find Wi-Fi SSID of the camera with the phone but nothing else.

Mikko ( 2014-09-12 16:59:21 +0300 )edit

Are there any unofficial apps for Samsung cameras?

Pyro ( 2014-09-23 16:51:07 +0300 )edit

Sony has an API > https://developer.sony.com/develop/cameras/

And i found this for gopro > https://www.npmjs.org/package/gopro

ApB ( 2014-09-23 17:18:44 +0300 )edit

If anyone could make a native application, that would be great. I am not a programmer unfortunately. I am asking about he unofficial apps for Samsung, because the behavior of GoPro is very inconsistent - out of 5 app I have tested 2 work. One works fully - with the preview and the ability to download files, one works only as a remote controller. So if there are several apps for Samsung, you should test them all, maybe some will work.

Pyro ( 2014-09-23 19:32:36 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-09-23 19:39:36 +0300

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As @ApB says, there's Sony API for remote usage of the camera. Looking at the documentation it is really easy protocol using JSON queries over HTTP.

If you can connect to the WLAN-AP of the camera module, you could really control it even with a curl script :)

No brainer really. Maybe I should get one of those camera modules and try it.

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It would be nice to have a native app that covers all cameras (sony gopro whatever) :). But even a different app for each camera would be more than ok.

ApB ( 2014-09-23 21:37:42 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-10-06 00:08:43 +0300

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Similar function missig is for Eye-Fi memory cards and other camera wi-fi products. There's an app called Eye-Fi center that I used on android.

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answered 2015-02-21 12:15:46 +0300

Mikko gravatar image

Needed to get an android phone for my camera work. Jolla isn't full android experience yet.

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It sure is not "android experience" whatever that means.

SFOS is not android, luckily :)

Some people like android, god knows why? I like Jolla and SFOS, as it is built fairly sensibly, it provides what I need.

juiceme ( 2015-02-21 18:21:12 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-02-21 13:32:33 +0300

evadim gravatar image

I think most part of this question - some issues with wi-fi - similar to already exist question and all wi-fi cameras android apps have it. I suggest to move at least part activity there, in this case we can collect more voices and possibly some attention from Jolla devs... https://together.jolla.com/question/48816/bug-connection-to-wifi-cameras-via-android-apps/

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answered 2015-02-22 10:41:58 +0300

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Is the fix proposed by MANWE in this previous question the solution to the problem (that I also get with my Sony QX10) ??? https://together.jolla.com/question/40628/coolpixs9500-unable-to-use-wirelessmobileutility/

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You have to try to find out. I have tried it to fix my problem with the official GoPro app, but it didn't help.

Pyro ( 2015-02-22 11:51:30 +0300 )edit
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