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Message 35891 - Posted: 27 Nov 2010, 3:48:27 UTC
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As reported on the BOINC Message boards: "I just published AndroBOINC on Android Market. It is BOINC Manager for Android phones - it can remotely control several BOINC clients, similar as default BOINC Manager. You can find it on Market from phone, just search for "androboinc" or simply "boinc"."
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Message 35899 - Posted: 27 Nov 2010, 17:03:46 UTC

On the one hand, I suppose that an Android "app" for managing hosts is very nice. I am not sure why, but these days with all of the mobility in which we participate, it is probably cool to be able to control things while not in one's digiteria.

On the other hand, BOINC has a really significant problem which has arisen in conversations at BOINSStats and is not being addressed. It is apparently fraught with danger of losing ones credits if one changes ISP's and thus one's email address. Apparently, the CPID, assigned by BOINC, is tied to one's email address.

A number of people who have needed to change their email address (change living locations, jobs, schools, whatever) have been faced with a completely new identity and a new CPID. Recognition of their past work as evidenced by their credit is gone. This tie is so strong that if they then change the email address back to the original, then the original CPID is resurrected and they then again have all of their credit.

This is a real problem, especially in the U.S., where we have so many competing providers of cable and fiber optic connections, pounding at our doors with incredible price offers.

BOINC must find a way to tie the CPID to something besides the email address.

I had suggested the use of the CPID itself as the permanent password to be used when one attaches to a new project. I was told that this is no good because the CPID is public. No one has explained the danger or why it needs to be public. Find some way to make it private, or come up with some other means of controlling the CPID. My suggestion was essentially the same as what financial institutions do. At the initial signing up of a new cruncher, assign a temporary password, to be changed by the user. Then, once the CPID is established, the user changes his password to the CPID, which becomes eternal and sacrosanct.

No good? Fine. Find some other way to establish CPID. the email method is not really acceptable.

I am going to subscribe to this thread, if you want to move this post by moderation, since it does not really belong here,I assume I will get notification by email.


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Message 35928 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 15:54:41 UTC

Really kinda excited about this, I've been looking for a boinc app for a while now... I haven't been able to find any documentation though (help file/manual/faq)... I installed the app, but am unable to connect to a host...
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Message 35930 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 16:16:51 UTC - in response to Message 35928.  

Did you try the link in the first post of this thread? There's even a wiki mentioned in the linked thread.

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Message 35932 - Posted: 1 Dec 2010, 17:18:49 UTC - in response to Message 35930.  

Wow great!! :) I am guessing iPhone and BB are on the pipeline too!
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Message 35950 - Posted: 3 Dec 2010, 15:29:46 UTC

No Problems here on the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Thanks for the App.

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Message 36027 - Posted: 10 Dec 2010, 22:54:29 UTC - in response to Message 35985.  

discuss in the other topic of the creator + project page on google code

and all the stuff regarding the cpid email : here is really not the place for that, nobody will read you...
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