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lWS

lightweight Web Server (lWS)
'''It is ...'''

* ... a Web Server for static content.
* ... lightweight. APK size less then 100 Kb.
* ... as simple as possible. Only essential features implemented.
* ... open. Source code released under GPL-3.0.
* ... a personal solution. It is not optimized/tested for many parallel connections and large file transfer.
* ... network state responsive. Requires Wi-Fi connected or tethering enabled. Service will stop automatically if network is disconnected.

'''Based on'''

This application continues the development of
Webserver for Android.

'''What is configurable'''

* Document root. Path may be entered as text or optionally selected using org.openintents.filemanager. If it is not installed it will offered for install.
* Port. May be between 1024 and 65535. Default is 8080

Any wrong values in parameters will automatically be set back to their defaults.

'''Document root'''

Document root by default is set to application private directory, example index
file automatically created. It is a safe configuration. You can place your pages
in this directory. But be careful! If you use Android 5.0 or above and uninstall
the application this directory and its content will be removed.

'''Security warning'''

You can change document root to any readable path on file system, but you need
to understand what are you doing. __Be careful: you could (suddenly?) create the
configuration so than anyone on the same Wi-Fi network could access the data on
your device whether you like it or not.__ All files from document root and below
are available for reading without any restrictions to anyone who's connected to
the network and knows the URL of the server.

'''"Send", "QR code" and "Browser"'''

After server starts you can press:

* "Browser" button for check server operation in your local browser
* "QR code" to call net.basov.lws.qr.fdroid or com.google.zxing.client.android to share URL by QR code. If no app is installed it offers to install lWS QR plugin
* "Send" to share the working server URL to another device via Bluetooth, Android Beam, E-Mail and any other way available on your device.

'''On screen log'''

The application has no permanent logging. This was treated this as redundant
functionality. The app tries to have the notification up to date. The on screen
log works only when the application is visible. Log screen may be cleared after
returning from background.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 07.00.00 (70000) suggested Added on 2019-05-21

    This version requires Android 2.3.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (4.3)
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.

    Download APK 52 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 06.00.00 (60000) - Added on 2018-10-28

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (4.3)
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

    Download APK 50 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 05.00.00 (50000) - Added on 2018-10-30

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
      (4.3)
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

    Download APK 50 KiB PGP Signature | Build Log