02/20/2012, 06:15 PM
WiFi File Sharing
Simple wireless file sharing for webOS
WiFi image by BlueRQ
Fed up of USB cables? You've come to the right place. WiFi File Sharing is a Samba controller for webOS, simply open the App and your device will appear as a Network Share in your favourite desktop OS' file browser. Open it up, and transfer away! Your screen will stay on so long the app is in the foreground, so no need to worry about it locking and disconnecting in the middle of something. When you're done, just close the app and it'll automatically disable the network shares until you're ready to use them again.
- Requires no proprietary software and no configuration- it just works.
Update - 2012.03.05: Gazillions More Shiny Stuff! Newer New Graphics! 96.5% More Exhibition Mode!
v1.4 has just been submitted to the feeds, including new CSS transitions for the popups, the WiFi icon lighting up to indicate samba status, a Workgroup preference, newer new graphics (thanks BlueRQ!) and support for Exhibition mode! Expect it in Preware in a couple of hours.
Update - 2012-03-03: Bugfixes! New Graphics!
After a day of chasing bugs I'm done, and it's fixed. Version 1.3.0 in Preware should fix things for many, if not all. Also, new Graphics by BlueRQ which better suit webOS' style! Many thanks!
Update 3 - 2012-03-01: Now available in Preware!
Both Easy Samba and WiFi File Sharing are available in Preware via the Precentral feed. Enjoy!
Update 2 - 2012-03-01: WiFi File Sharing submitted to Preware!
WiFi File Sharing has been submitted for moderation, expect it live within a few hours.
Update - 2012-03-01: Easy Samba submitted to Preware!
Easy Samba has just been submitted to Preware and should appear in a few hours. I've had to work around some packaging issues with WiFi File Sharing but should be just fine thanks to Rod watch this space!
Update - 2012-02-28: Point Release! WiFi File Sharing 1.1.0 now available!
I've updated WiFi File Sharing to 1.1.0, the new version adds Preferences (With 3 configurable shares) and auto-detects the presence of an ext3fs partition, adding it as a fourth share if it exists. Each share has Active, Writable and Browseable properties. Also, Easy Samba and WiFi File Sharing should no longer run into problems if installed in the wrong order. It's available in the attachments below. Also, take note:
Due to some backend changes YOU MUST UNINSTALL THE PREVIOUS VERSION BEFORE INSTALLING 1.1.0, IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE. READ. THE THREAD. *ahem*
Update - 2012-02-25: Easy Samba IPK Added!
I've knocked together an IPK for easy installation of Samba. Attached below. Install it before WiFi File Sharing, take note that samba is a large set of files, and it will take time to install. It most likely hasn't frozen, so don't worry. Also take note that with the current version, you MUST install Easy Samba before WiFi Sharing, it won't work properly otherwise. Will fix that in the next version .
*ahem* right, marketing mode off.
Before you get started with WiFi File Sharing, you'll need to install a few things. With any luck the folks at webOS Internals will be able to help me simplify the install and get it into Preware, but for now you'll need the following:
Optware Advanced Linux Command Line Installer
Homebrew JSJSJS $Service$ $Framework$ ($Many$ $of$ $you$ $will$ $already$ $have$ $this$)
From there, you'll need to open wTerm and run the following commands:
<Enter root password - you'll have set this up the first time you ran wTerm>
ipkg-opt install samba
su will get you to the root terminal, ipkg-opt update will update the package list, and ipkg-opt install samba will (you guessed it!) install samba.
From there, just install WiFi File Sharing with the attached ipk, open it and away you go.
By default WiFi File Sharing provides a preconfigured smb.conf with the following shares:
Public - /media/internal/public, this directory will be created on install. R/W and can be browsed to through Windows Explorer, Finder or your choice of Linux File Manager.
Internal - /media/internal, R/W but not browsable.
You can map it as a network drive in Windows by using \\<DeviceName>\Internal, or in OSX with smb://<DeviceName>/Internal.
If you already have samba installed with your own smb.conf setup, WiFi File sharing won't overwrite it, so feel free to use it as an easy way to turn your shares on and off as and when you need them.
It's a 1.0 release, so the Preferences aren't implemented yet. Don't worry though, I'm working on it! This is my first app, and I just wanted to get it out there. Enjoy!
| ||2012-02-28: |
- Added Preferences
- 3 Stock Configurable Shares
- Autodetects ext3fs partition and adds as a share