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sammeli42

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Message 34677 - Posted: 14 Sep 2010, 22:18:49 UTC

Hi folks,

I was wondering would it be good idea to do an app on android that would run BOINC when the phone is being recharged (at night perhaps)?

If the app was done in such way that it wouldn't consume power or memory except when it is being unused this phone calculation power could become increasingly useful...
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Les Bayliss
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Message 34678 - Posted: 14 Sep 2010, 22:38:55 UTC - in response to Message 34677.  

Which project(s) are you considering running?
Are you planning on making these apps yourself, or do you want some one else to do it?

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Message 34700 - Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 19:38:29 UTC - in response to Message 34678.  

I haven't done any android programming (I'm getting two books on android soon) and haven't programmed anything else either lately so I don't know if I could contribute very much right now on it, so

Because android is getting more popular and it's linux based, it shouldn't be impossible to make app running on it. I suppose without tweaking it should be java program that is run on android. The batteries on smart phones need to be recharged often so atleast I recharge the phone every night and it could as well do something useful while recharging.
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Message 34701 - Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 19:55:06 UTC

Every once in a while this comes back up, the request to port BOINC to Android. Point is, it's done already. It's called BOINCOID. Do read their FAQ, at the end of it is a link to a forum where you can contact the developer, Oded.
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Message 35021 - Posted: 30 Sep 2010, 5:50:50 UTC

The most interested project on an android I guess it would be QCN, if they can fully access the internal accelerometers. From the boincoid site, I see that the last progress was done in 2009.
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