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Shared activity downloading files

FileShare is an activity that allows the user to share files from their journal.

The activity prompts the user for a list of files. When a user joins the shared activity, they are shown the file list where they can choose which files they would like to download.

Project Status

The project is under active development. I am currently looking for bug reports as well as suggestions for further improvement. Check out the current Dev Release (Dec. 11, 2009) or source code.

If you have found a bug, please report it the google group page or email to our google group email address.


  • Activity can be loaded up and files can be added and removed from the file list
  • It can be shared and users who join are able to download files from the file list.


  • [Not yet implemented] Client is not notified about new files or removed files after they have connected.
  • Sometimes user interface can become un-responsive during file transfers.
  • Possible crash reading files from flash sticks (that don't have timestamp metadata)

Future Plans

  • Clients needs to communicate more to the server. In the current state, the server is not aware of the number of clients currently downloading files.
    • Should show user who is currently downloading what files
    • Download count on each file
    • Prevent/Notify user from closing the activity while users are downloading from them.
  • Server must announce new files and removed files to connected clients.
  • Integration to the school server
    • Current plans are to have a server running on the school server as well allowing authorized users to upload files to the school server as well.