KDE Connect Gets A Bluetooth Backend

Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 10 March 2015 at 10:36 PM EDT. 19 Comments
In light of the GNOME Nuntius announcement for delivering Android notifications to the GNOME desktop via Bluetooth, several Phoronix readers have pointed out that last week the KDE Connector project received a Bluetooth back-end.

KDE Connect is effectively their equivalent of the new GNOME Nuntius initative. KDE Connect is "a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop. To achieve this, KDE Connect implements a secure communication protocol over the network, and allows any developer to create plugins on top of it. Currently there are KDE Connect clients on KDE, Android and Blackberry, and soon we will support iPhone as well." Those only hearing about KDE Connect for the first time can learn more via community.kde.org.

Via this Git commit, KDE Connect received an initial Bluetooth back-end for being able to communicate with devices over Bluetooth. Aside from Bluetooth is a LAN/WiFi back-end and Loopback interface.
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