opening remote file from Android application

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Hacking' started by BoyceLM, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. BoyceLM

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    I see third party applications which let you navigate a host PC on a local WiFi LAN.
    But this is a manual operation.

    Suppose I want to write an application which requires opening a file on a PC, reading it, maybe writing to it or replacing it?

    Or I want to open a socket and have the PC stream a binary file to me, not over a browser, but right into a memory buffer where I can process the stream or parse it and just use the parts I am looking for?

    Can I write this from scratch with the 3.0 dev tools and C++?
    Can I run one of these other applications as a service and let my application use it?
     

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