[Freedombox-discuss] PDF on android device

Serge E. Hallyn serge at hallyn.com
Thu Mar 10 15:59:47 GMT 2022

On Thu, Mar 10, 2022 at 09:01:12AM -0500, Stefan Monnier via Freedombox-discuss wrote:
> > Summary of https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.freedombox.freedombox/
> > is "A companion app for your FreedomBox server"
> >
> > Would that android app help with getting a PDF from a freedombox
> > to a android?
> >
> > Use case is having a PDF with a (QR)code that most be shown
> > at e.g. entrance  (Concert ticket,  Cinema ticket)
> > The PDF is available at FBX.
> Hmm... I don't think you'd want to depend on the FBX being
> up-and-running and your smartphone having a connection to the Internet
> in order to enter such venues (already having to rely on your
> smartphone being up and running is bad enough).
> [ Personally, I don't have a cell phone, so my smartphone usually isn't
>   connected to the Internet, which makes this decision obvious.  ]
> So, just download that PDF to your phone once and for all, and then use
> a PDF viewer (there are several available in F-Droid; I personally use
> https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.sufficientlysecure.viewer/) to
> display it.
> Or convert that PDF to a JPEG and then store it in your photo album.
>         Stefan

Yeah, I don't use android, but on every phone I've had, including many
very-dumb-phones, I've always downloaded such pdfs (boarding passes,
baseball tickets, etc) to the phone in whatever format it could display.
Counting on networking being available has never worked out for me.

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