Programing Advice Needed

Asked by Alistair


I would like to write an app for multimedia transfer between a nokia 2670 and a pc running ubuntu 10.04 (usb data cable connecting them).

What programming language should I use?

What software do I need to install?

What is the command to tell the computer to look for the phone?

So far i have tried lsusb and lsusb -T and lsusb -D in the terminal

Looking forward to any replies


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Best GAkHEdgmrQ (mvndukezjm-deactivatedaccount) said :

I cannot help you with the specifics but what I have to say may benefit you at least a little ;-)

I think Python would be a good language to use for this task, as it's one of those easy to learn and "batteries included" technologies. You may find ready-to-use modules that handle some of the communication between the phone and Ubuntu.

Python comes with Ubuntu out of the box, and there are plenty of tools available in the software repository to make programming in Python simple, Quickly for example.

These Ubuntu Forum threads were useful when I was first looking into programming on Ubuntu, it may point you in the right direction to documentation and the specifics:

How to start programming:

Python thread:

I suggest also consulting the IRC #python channel on, the people there may be able to point you in the right direction.

Good luck, sorry I can't provide much more help.

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Alistair (leech-alistair) said :

Thanks Steve Pearce, that solved my question.