Camera connection/USB access?
I don't see anything in the library docs about accessing the USB adaptor/camera connection kit. Is it possible to read/write external USB drives and/or flash cards from within Pythonista?
It's possible to communicate with external devices using the Lightning port, but I don't think you can access Apples accessories.
Also, apps have to register such functionality in their
See also: External Accessory Framework
I did some more research and apparently external USB devices are mounted to
If your device is jailbroken and you can access that path, you might be able to access the camera connection kit.
If you're jailbroken, you of course could also modify Pythonistas
Info.plistfile to enable USB accessories and try to use the External Accessories Framework to access the camera connection kit.
Sadly not jailbroken, and I imagine external drive access would make Pythonista too open to get through Apple's approval process -- it would let people do things like clear memory by exporting large videos to a non-MFI external disk (like I was hoping to do!)
@Niall , not sure it's about cost or not. But you can get wifi enabled usb sticks. I have one sandisk. You can do over a any wifi or peer to peer. But can be expensive
Yeah, I was thinking of buying a wifi harddisk but wanted to check first if I might already have all the bits and pieces for a roll-your-own solution.
I suppose the follow-up question would have to be whether anyone's had any success accessing the external devices from Pythonista -- i.e. do any of the major manufacturers have an app with any sort of open API we can access...
Or maybe if I just went with one that uses FTP...
@Niall , wow...I had a hard time finding this. But I brought this, but sorry I havnt used it. I am too lazy, but it may be of interest to you.
I use this, not expensive and functions correctly