Creating Applications with Connectivity and Network

If you want to create applications that offer connectivity and network features to the user, Tizen provides various options for you.

Connectivity in the application allows the user to access various networks to use data services, or connect to other devices. Optimal use of the connectivity features allows your application to manage data connections and ensure cost-efficient control over the usage of network resources.

When creating a connectivity application, you can implement the following features:

  • Network operations

    • To handle network operations, you must know which networks are currently available and in use. You can access the network connection state through a connection handle.
    • You can download HTTP content from the Internet through a network connection. You can use an open source libcurl library, or a Tizen Download API for the download tasks.
    • When you use the data services of various networks, the responses are often composed in XML or JSON format. To handle the data in the responses, you need to parse XML and JSON.
  • Network usage
    • When the connection changes from one network to another or the mobile network service details change, the application must receive a notification and take actions to ensure that only tasks appropriate for a specific network or service state are processed. For example, you do not want to perform expensive download operations if the mobile home network changes to another network (roaming).
    • You can access information about the state of the specific network connection, for example, whether the Wi-Fi connection is active or inactive.
    • You can retrieve statistical information about the network usage, such as the amount of sent or received data.
  • P2P connections with Wi-Fi Direct®
    • You can find nearby Wi-Fi Direct devices and form a Wi-Fi Direct group to communicate with them.
    • Tizen also supports TDLS, which operates in the background of a Wi-Fi network to optimize performance.