Turn an Android Device into an Eye-Fi Server with Eye-Fi Droid

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

Jan 27, 2010 GMT
Dmitri Popov

If you happen to use the Eye-Fi card with your digital camera and an Android-based device, you ought to check the Eye-Fi Droid app. It instantly transforms your Android device into a spiffy little Eye-Fi server, and you can then upload photos from the digital camera directly to the Android device and use Eye-Fi Droid's features to geotag and share the uploaded shots.

Installing and configuring Eye-Fi Droid is easy; the only requirement is that you already have an Eye-Fi account created when you install and activate your Eye-Fi card on Windows or Mac OS X. Install the latest release of Eye-Fi Droid from the Android Market on your Android device, launch the application and enter the required info. That's all there is to it. Turn on your digital camera and Eye-Fi Droid automatically downloads photos from it. There is a caveat, though: the Eye-Fi card can connect to the Eye-Fi Droid server only via a Wi-Fi router, and there is no way to create a direct connection between the digital camera and the Android device. This, of course, limits Eye-Fi Droid's usefulness, but it still can come in handy when you want to transfer photos to your Android device, bypassing your computer.

Comments

  • Surely most Android phones

    Surely most Android phones will have a built-in wifi component within the next few years, so the middle step of needing a wifi receiver will become moot. Of course eye-fi droid will have advanced by then as well. Perhaps it's even reasonable to expect a line of cameras with wifi built in.

    Paul - http://www.connetu.com
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