I am working on an Android passtime project. I have a camera device that runs on Android 8.1. This camera device doesn't have a Screen. I am trying to identify the best way to transfer photos from the camera device to my smartphone. So, I see a few options.
- Pair the camera device with my smartphone over Bluetooth. This way, I can transfer photos over Bluetooth. In this approach, I will be building a background Android service and pushing it to the camera which can take care of transferring the photos.
- Have a hotspot turned on on my smartphone. Connect the camera device with the smartphone's hotspot. This way, I can upload the photos captured to Firebase or some other cloud platform and later pull the photos on the smartphone
- Make the camera device utilize the data connection of my smartphone. I am not sure if this is feasible.
I am evaluating these options to identify which will be a better option. I am trying to understand what kind of Android services I would have to build and push to the camera device and my smartphone. Any thoughts/insights are welcome.
Details about the camera device:
- The camera device (camera module) has both Bluetooth and wifi capabilities.
- The camera device is not stationary. So it can't be connected with home wifi or specific wifi. But the camera will always remain closer to my smartphone.
- As the camera runs on Android, I can build services/APKs and push them to the camera. The same applies to my smartphone.
I am trying to find more details on how the photo transfer works on devices like Google glass.