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#251 greblus OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:56 PM

Hi.

Are you using latest version? When you go to higher dir ".." a few times it'll finally go back to /storage/emulated/0. That's how it works on my LG with Android 6.0.

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Posted Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:16 PM

Great! You are right. I can confirm that in aspeqt for android if you continue to press back when you are already in the root / it goes back to /storage/emulated/0 directory.
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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:09 AM

It is nice to see that things work together :)

 

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Posted Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 PM

After a long break in development I released one convienient feature.

 

The background story:

My my favourite website with the collection of the Atari games offers a link "Download All".

If you unzip the content, the games are copied to directories named after the first letter of game names.

Until now, after mounting a game in the SIO2BT app, you couldn't easily just mount the next one,

because the file list view was always showing the first items in the directory at the top of the screen.

For directories with many games (as this is the case with Homesoft collection) it meant scrolling, scrolling, scrolling...

Now comes the change, the file list view will automatically scroll to the previously mounted game,

so you can easily mount the next one :)

 

You will find the vers.2.85 of the SIO2BT app as always at Google Play.

 

I'm also going to add handling of the favourite games and a search function in the next weeks.

 

P.S.

Google has "motivated" me to revisit the app, because of the deadline they set for the existing apps at Google Play.

Due to security reasons, Google wants all apps to target the current Android API version.

I will be able to provide updates (via Google Play) to the SIO2BT app only until November 2018.

This is because my app is targeting a very old Android API (API Level 7 = Android 2.1).

After this date, the updates of the SIO2BT app will only be possible through the *.apk files (which is not that bad, but less convienient).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted Tue May 29, 2018 2:41 PM

That sounds good. One request: Can you post the .apk here for those of us who use Android devices without being signed in to the Evil Goo (and therefore are unable to use the Play Store)?

 

Thanks.

 

Edit: grammar.


Edited by Kyle22, Tue May 29, 2018 2:41 PM.


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Posted Tue May 29, 2018 5:48 PM

Trying to keep up with Google is a full time job.  I hope people can appreciate that.  I have just given out APKs in the past myself because of this!



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Posted Wed May 30, 2018 12:12 AM

Attached is the apk file:

Attached File  Sio2Bt_App_ver_2.85.zip   72.62KB   46 downloads



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Posted Wed May 30, 2018 12:47 AM

Don't you plan to target never API version?
Old Java or something other?

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Posted Wed May 30, 2018 2:19 AM

I don't know yet.

My concern was not to break support for old Android devices.

 

Some apps at Google Play are branched at one point of time (for example: MyFRITZ!App and MyFRITZ!App 2)

The older version is frozen and the owners of the older devices can still install and use that version,

while a new (re-written) app (with a new name) is added to Google Play, which targets the latest API.

 

I hope to be ready with all new features (including "internet modem") until November :)



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Posted Fri Jun 1, 2018 1:06 PM

Attached is the apk file:

attachicon.gifSio2Bt_App_ver_2.85.zip

Thanks!



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Posted Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:49 PM

I have some updates about the SIO2BT app.

 

The new version 3.00 of the app was just released:

- it has improvements related to the file selection (a filter to narrow down the number of displayed matching files, useful when dealing with huge number of files)

- it does not have a Bluetooth MAC address database anymore and allows connections to any BT SPP devices (like HC-06) with names starting with "SIO2BT" or "ATARI"

- the app source code is released under GPL license: https://github.com/TheMontezuma/SIO2BT

- the apk file is also uploaded to the Github: https://github.com/T...3.00/Sio2Bt.apk

 

I would like to thank you guys again for your support over the last years.

Four years ago SIO2BT was submitted to the ABBUC contest and won the first price :)

And now I decided to release the source code and to remove MAC address database protection.

 

To be honest my decision was accelerated by a new Google security policy.

Starting 1 Nov 2018, there will be no updates allowed to the apps targeting older smartphones.

This means, the version 3.00 will probably be the last version available via Google Play.

 

I tested it on various Android devices:

- LG with Android 2.3

- Huawei with Android 4.0

- Nexus 5 with Android 6.0.1

- Pixel XL with Android 9

and I hope it will continue to work properly on your Android phones/tablets.

 

I also recommend a great Android port of the AspeQt (with Bluetooth support) from Greblus:

https://play.google.....example.AspeQt

 

and the PC RespeQt software:

https://github.com/j...espeQt/releases

 

Have fun!

 

P.S.

Although you can use now any BT transceiver with the SIO2BT app, I still have a limited number of devices in the 3D printed cases.



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Posted Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:41 PM

Hi Montezuma I buy your app years ago when it wasn't networking support.  My question is.  ¿Could my ATARI 800XL connect to internet to use BBS service or IRATA using networkig feature of the SIO2BT? If it is possible ¿Any documentation of that?

Greetings


Edited by Donlupi, Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:08 PM.


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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:27 AM

Hi Montezuma I buy your app years ago when it wasn't networking support.  My question is.  ¿Could my ATARI 800XL connect to internet to use BBS service or IRATA using networkig feature of the SIO2BT? If it is possible ¿Any documentation of that?

Greetings

 

Hi Donlupi,

 

Networking in the SIO2BT app is something different.

It is about TCP/IP socket communication over a SIO protocol.

More details in a pdf:

http://abbuc.de/~montezuma/SIO2BT.zip

 

Regards

Montezuma



#264 Donlupi OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:59 PM

Oh!....  I understand,

But be able to use the cell phone like modem would have been a nice function :)



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Posted Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:59 PM

Could this ever evolve into a device that will BT for SIO disk use, R: (internet) use, and BT Audio use? Remember the SIO port has an audio line. Is there a way to create an 'All in One' BT SIO device?



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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:48 AM

R: (internet) - is possible and on my TO DO list

BT AUDIO - is not possible - the BT transceiver I used in the project does not support A2DP (only SPP - Serial Port Profile)

 

I can imagine that one could provide access to all services running on the android over SIO protocol (for example trigger your smartphone to play music, etc.).



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Posted Tue May 21, 2019 3:20 AM

I just bought a new HC-06 for some experimental device for testing of Aliexpress.
Had a hard time in getting it to work.....
 
First you need to connect STATE to ground to get it into AT-mode.
Then you need to add CR + LF to get it to communicate with you.
Default setting I found is this.
Name = HC-06
Password = 1234
9600 baud.
 
AT+VERSION gives you VERSION: 3.0-20170609, so not "linvorV1.8"
 
AT (Test communication, gives OK)
AT + NAME: ATARI-HC06 (Change name for SIO2BT to understand)
(AT + PSWD: 1234 Change password if needed)
AT + UART: 19200,0,0 (Set baud-rate to 19200)
 
Done, remove STATE from ground and it works.
 
 
Grtz,
Sijmen.


#268 TheMontezuma OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 22, 2019 7:02 AM

 

I just bought a new HC-06 for some experimental device for testing of Aliexpress.
Had a hard time in getting it to work.....
 
First you need to connect STATE to ground to get it into AT-mode.
Then you need to add CR + LF to get it to communicate with you.
Default setting I found is this.
Name = HC-06
Password = 1234
9600 baud.
 
AT+VERSION gives you VERSION: 3.0-20170609, so not "linvorV1.8"
 
AT (Test communication, gives OK)
AT + NAME: ATARI-HC06 (Change name for SIO2BT to understand)
(AT + PSWD: 1234 Change password if needed)
AT + UART: 19200,0,0 (Set baud-rate to 19200)
 
Done, remove STATE from ground and it works.
 
 
Grtz,
Sijmen.

 

 

Could you please post a picture of this BT module?



#269 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 PM

Yes, sure.

 

Here is the link to Aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpre....31494c4dktyTXb

 

 

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#270 TheMontezuma OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 23, 2019 1:48 AM

Thanks. I also have tried this module, but as you realized, it is not that easy to change the baudrate, etc., as it is with the original HC-06 (used in SIO2BT) and with your config tool :)



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Posted Yesterday, 12:49 AM

Some times the chips are equals but the new firmware is the diference.

The most new firmwares requires an arduino like programmer.  That is a little more dificult but it can do

The AT command are different too


Edited by Donlupi, Yesterday, 12:50 AM.


#272 mr-atari OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 12:17 AM

Yes, different firmware, that is what I said.

Apparently VERSION: 3.0-20170609 is the new standard.

 

You can easily configure a BT-dongle with BOBTerm with the correct settings.

No need for other computers or so.

 

The main problem is to connect STATE to ground to enter AT-mode.

That has no pin soldered out, nor is there a push-button in place (Like on the HC-05) so you need to make this connection yourself.

 

This device is standard in transparent mode.

Normally that is not a problem, but when you want to re-configure it, yes this is a PITA....

 

Grtz!

Sijmen.


Edited by mr-atari, Today, 12:17 AM.





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