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Efficient deployment of experiments?
Hi all

We love phyphox, and we just discovered the possibility to extend phyphox with own experiments.

When working on the phyphox file, I felt that it was a bit cumbersome to edit the file, and transfer that file to the smart phone and install it there. There are plenty of ways to transfer a file: By sending an email, by airdropping it (for ios), by using a cloud storage service like google cloud or sharepoint, by using the OneDrive app or other file syncing tools, ... 

Reading the article about how to transfer experiments, I got the impression that these approaches do not always work robustly, and that the recommended way is to use a direct download link to the phyphox file, replacing https:// with phyphox://, and converting that URL into a QR Code. All this requires some steps, which I felt were a bit annoying. As I work with students, I would like to suggest to them one robust way that works for everybody.

Firstly, I would like to ask: what is the most efficient way to deploy a new phyphox file to the app? Have I missed something?

Secondly, I would like to suggest an improvement: In the phyphox editor, we miss the possibility to modify or upload an existing phyphox file (XML) and to directly convert it into a QR code there. This possibility (linking an XML via a QR code) seems to be in place already for the XMLs created within the editor. But one cannot edit this XML directly.

  1. Edit the phyphox file in some editor
  2. Upload the file to the editor
  3. Create a QR code for it
  4. Scan the QR code with the smartphone and import the experiment

I think that would be neat workflow, and would also be accessible to students or phyphox beginners, without having to install file syncing tool (like OneDrive), or sending dummy emails around.

What do you think?

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Efficient deployment of experiments? - by normanius - 09-29-2023, 05:12 PM

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