Every now an then a little project comes along that you can see real benefit in, and Albert Vaka has definitely come up with one of them with KDE Connect. What Albert is working on is integrating your Android handset with the KDE desktop environment. The integration that has been achieved so far is a two way deal, with notifications appearing on your desktop but also allowing you to control parts of your PC with your phone.
The project is still a work in progress but Albert has shown how the currently coded features work in a YouTube video and even now it is very impressive. What works right now is as follows.
- Battery Level – The current battery level of any connected handset will show alongside the PC’s battery level in the PC notification icon.
- Call Notifications – A call being made to a connected handset will pop up a Plasma notification on the desktop, if the call is not answered a missed call notification will also show.
- Text Message Notification – As above a text message to a connected phone will show as a Plasma notification.
- MPIRS Controls – Control media on your PC from your handset. This will even allow you to switch which app to use for media playback.
- Clipboard Sync – A really handy feature, if you copy something to the clipboard on either PC or handset it is available on the other device.
- Ping – A simple ping between connected devices for checking connection.
Albert has stated that the project will be receiving more features, and we can’t wait to see the finished product. If you want to keep up with Albert’s work you can subscribe to his YouTube channel to see how the project progresses.
The Android app and KDE code can be download directly from Albert’s blog.
source : The Power base