Question about the android app

Willem Ferguson willemferguson at
Thu Jan 7 21:16:46 PST 2016

On 07/01/2016 23:22, Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> We are well on our way working on a completely new Android app.
> In its current state it allows you to
> a) connect to the cloud storage to access your dive list
> b) edit dives in that list
> c) manually add dives to that list
> d) record and apply GPS fixes
> The one thing on your wish list we don't have, yet, is directly
> downloading from dive computers. We have plans to add that, but so far
> none of the developers have had the time to implement and test that.
> That said... Galileo Sol is iRDA based, correct? That will never be
> supported on Android, isn't supported on Mac and Windows 10. So that may
> not be a great choice if downloading to the Android device is what you
> want to be able to do. Our current expectation is that we'll be able to
> support BT based dive computers and some dive computers that have download
> mechanisms that are based on FTDI chips (e.g. the OSTC dive computers).
> Hope this helps
> /D
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See the URL below. Owning a Galileo myself, I was intrigued by the guys 
below who appear to use a "normal" USB OTG connection and a Uwatec IR 
adapter to read the dives from a Sol into Android. I assume they must 
have found some way to implement an IrDA stack in Android? Dirk, with 
your German connections, would you be able to obtain more information?

Kind regards,

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