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LinConnect, Great way for Android Notifications to appear in Gnome

I have recently discovered a new application which sends notifications to the Linux notification system via LibNotify. It is beautifully simple and quite useful, incoming calls etc are all sent to the Gnome 3 notification area. Surprisingly so are system notifications such as the GPS chip being accessed so I noticed how often Google Search was accessing it.

I installed this in Arch Linux, the AUR is out of date so I did it manually for now. Just install the following:

  • python2
  • python-pip
  • python-gobject
  • cherrypy (python package)
  • pybonjour (python package)

Make a directory and cd to that directory. Then execute this (Don't need root):

wget --quiet https://raw.github.com/hauckwill/linconnect-server/master/LinConnectServer/install.sh; \
chmod +x install.sh;

Once it has installed it will start itself however it requires you to leave the terminal open you executed the commands so either logout and login for it to start in the background as it inserted itself into the start programs or run this:

cd /home/hammer/.linconnect/LinConnectServer/main/
chmod +x linconnect_server.py
python2 linconnect_server.py

Here is an example notification:

Notification Text from LinConnect

Android Client:

Play Store Application


All this information was sourced from the developers GitHub page. This is a very useful application and wanted to spread the word :)

GitHub - Hauckwill

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