Creating cellphone application for computer control

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John29

Joined Oct 13, 2016
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Hi,

I have a computer and a cellphone. On the cellphone I would like to create some control application. My objective is to control visual studio c++ simulation buttons and 'code choices' that's are on a computer, '' from a cellphone'' which is connected wirelessly with the computer when I open the cellphone control application. From the cellphone application, I would like to give tasks to the computer visual studio. For exemple, every button that I press on that cellphone application should be linked with ''tasks or choices'' on the visual studio software application. For example if I press cellphone number '1' than it should mean run simulation on the computer,another example is, if I press the cellphone's button '2', it could mean 'do case 1: I am 20 years old', if i press button '3', it could mean ' do case 2: I am 25 years old'. I would like to know how I can do something like that?

Thanks
 

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John29

Joined Oct 13, 2016
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How do you want the phone to communicate with the tablet? Wifi, Bluetooth, or some other medium?
I would first like to do it with Bluetooth that if it works I would like to try 2G, 3G or 4G (long distance MAN or WAN) technology for exemple gsm. Also, I would like to know if there is big implementation difference between Bluetooth and long distance technologies like gsm or some stuff would repeat? If yes what?
 
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wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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There are commercially available "remote controls" for computers. Have you looked at any of these? There are even wireless mice with scads of programmable buttons.

My point is, I would exhaust all commercial options before building my own. I think a remote control application would not be huge challenge for a skilled programmer, but turning yourself into that programmer is a big job.
 

wayneh

Joined Sep 9, 2010
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There are technologies that enable remote control of a computer from another, and I believe there are also apps that use this. Perhaps it would save a lot of coding to build on those. There might even be open source stuff you could start with.

Creating an app with buttons to push is easy. Negotiating a secure connection to a distant computer is not.
 

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John29

Joined Oct 13, 2016
18
There are technologies that enable remote control of a computer from another, and I believe there are also apps that use this. Perhaps it would save a lot of coding to build on those. There might even be open source stuff you could start with.

Creating an app with buttons to push is easy. Negotiating a secure connection to a distant computer is not.
Thank you for the information
 
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