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Raspberry Pi for Secret Agents by Stefan Sjogelid

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Controlling the Pi with your smartphone

There is something oddly satisfying about controlling a small device remotely from another small device. To do this with a headless Pi and a smartphone, all we need is a Wi-Fi adapter on the Pi with SSH running and a remote control app for the phone that knows how to send commands through an SSH connection. In this example, we'll focus on an Android phone, but there's a similar app for iPhone called NetIO (http://netio.davideickhoff.de). You could also use a regular SSH client app and make use of aliases and other shortcuts to quickly send commands to the Pi.

We'll be using an application called Coversal—Linux Remote Control.

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