Sunday, October 6, 2013

Smart Config clients for iOS, Android, Mac OS X, Windows and Linux

TI supplies a number of Smart Config reference implementation clients for developers here:

However they're really for developers - they're not easy to install, ready to go packages for end users.

If you just want to download and use a Smart Config client you're better off following these instructions for:

iOS: TI have made the iOS Smart Config client available via iTunes. Once installed you should have a new application called "SMARTCONFIG" which when opened looks like this:

Android: oddly the Android version isn't available via Google Play. You can download the reference client from TI but for no obvious reason they've wrapped it up in a Windows executable (that depends on Java being installed). An easier option is download the file from my Google drive. This is the full TI Android Smart Config development project, just unpack the zip file and open the subfolder called "bin". Then connect your Android phone to your computer, enabled USB sharing and copy the file SmartConfigCC3X.apk from the bin folder to your phone. Then turn off USB storage and disconnect your phone from your computer, use a file browser app on your phone to find the file SmartConfigCC3X.apk and click on it, you should then be offered the option to install the file. If you're Android phone doesn't come with a file browser there are many available, e.g. ES File Explorer. Note: before you can install apps from locations other than the Google Play you may have to enable the "Unknown sources" setting as described here (you should disable this setting again after finishing the install). Once installed you should have a new application called "SmartConfigCC3X" which when opened looks like this:

Note: it's also possible to open the file directly on Google Drive and just download the SmartConfigCC3X.apk file.

Mac OS X, Windows and Linux: install my Java based Smart Config desktop client (that uses a closed source TI library to do all the real work) as described here. Note: if you are connected to your wifi access point using 802.11n this may not work for the reasons TI outline in the "limitations" section of this document. For more information on determining if you are using 802.11n and how to switch down to 802.11g if required can be found in this blog post. When run it looks like this on Mac OS X, Windows and Ubuntu 12.04 respectively:


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