Webthingify

Turn your Android device into a web thing (Mozilla IoT compatible)
New in version 1.1
Update webthing library
Expose all the sensors of your Android phone as a web thing for the Mozilla IoT gateway.

This app runs a web server that refreshes all the data with a foreground service. Supported sensors and other features currently include temperature, humidity, pressure, brightness, proximity, phone motion detection, camera pictures, flashlight control, vibration and power info.

Currently will primarily work with the Mozilla IoT gateway, available at https://iot.mozilla.org

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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 1.1 (2) - Added on 2019-08-04

    This version requires Android 8.0 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • access body sensors (like heart rate monitors)
      Allows the app to access data from sensors that monitor your physical condition, such as your heart rate.
    • 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.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.0 (1) - Added on 2019-05-30

    This version requires Android 8.0 or newer.

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

    Permissions
    • This app can appear on top of other apps
      This app can appear on top of other apps or other parts of the screen. This may interfere with normal app usage and change the way that other apps appear.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • access body sensors (like heart rate monitors)
      Allows the app to access data from sensors that monitor your physical condition, such as your heart rate.
    • 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.
    • take pictures and videos
      This app can take pictures and record videos using the camera at any time.
    • read phone status and identity
      Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • record audio
      This app can record audio using the microphone at any time.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature