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Cappy and the iPad - Can there be love?

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    Hi all, I'm thinking of actually buying an iPad for my fiance (she's a lover of the iPhone and cant be convinced otherwise) but I want to know if it's possible to have some type of connectivity between my Captivate and the iPad? Bluetooth maybe? I know that there's no sd card or usb slots on the iPad...

    Cheers!
     

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    Interesting info. I wonder if the WebShare app works seamlessly with Apple products...
     
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    My idea was that you would try it as a http server. There are others out there, too, but can't think of their names offhand. Idea is you can download files via web - some like that one will let you upload as well.
     
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    Oh I see! Kinda like a Dropbox type app?
     
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    Yep, except it's direct phone access instead of going to a third server.
     
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    Can you please explain?
     
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    On a wifi network, you can make your Android serve files - it would get it's own web address, and you could surf to it from any device on that network with a browser.

    So - on your home network, it might get an address like - http://192.168.0.4/sdcard

    Here's a free tool to try the idea out - kWS - Android Web Server for Android | AppBrain.com

    That one has fewer features - it will allow you to select and download files from your phone.

    No services to the outside world and no cloud subscriptions elsewhere are required when your phone is a web server.

    With Dropbox, you're sending your files to their servers in the outside world first, then downloading back to your other computers.
     
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    Thanks EarlyMon, I'll give that a try. In the meantime, I've downloaded Air Video which seems to answer the needs thus far... we'll see.
     
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