Hi, has anyone had any luck replacing the loyalty card manager Beep'go, that has now been discontinued? It worked really well because it used the Mobeam service to also transmit the bar code as well as displaying it on screen. This meant it also worked for old style red laser scanners that can't read bar codes on phone screens.
You can sideload the app and still use this tech on the Galaxy phones. You can't, however, create an account or backup your cards so that they can be moved to your next phone.
I found a way on how to migrate the app including data from an old phone to a new phone.
You need a bit of 'computer knowledge' to understand the procedure however.
install ADB (https://developer.android.com/studio/command-line/adb) on your PC
Open cmd window in the folder where ADB is located
on old phone: enable USB debug option in developer options
connect old phone to PC ( watch for question popups on phone and answer them)
check if phone is visible to adb : adb devices
adb backup -apk com.mobeam.beepngo ( watch for question popups on phone and answer them, if your phone is encrypted it will ask for a password (use simple password like the letter 'a' . This command will create a file backup.ab in the current folder)
[the previous command should have backed up the apk as well. However on my phone this did not work so we need some more steps to copy the apk too:]
pm list packages -f | grep mobeam
will show the path where the application is stored (in my case:
copy the apk to a folder which is visible on PC:
cp /data/app/com.mobeam.beepngo-2/base.apk /storage/self.primary/Download/beepngo.apk
(you are back at the normal cmd window prompt, don't close the window yet)
Now on PC open windows explorere, navigate to your phone devices Download folder and copy beepngo.apk to a folder on PC
Disconnect old phone
on new phone: enable USB debug option in developer options
Connect new phone (watch for question popups on phone and answer them)
Copy beepngo.apk to the Downloads folder of the new phone
On phone use file manager, navigate to Downloads folder and run the beepngo.apk to install beepngo
On PC go to the command window:
check if new phone is visible to adb : adb devices
adb restore backup.ab (this will restore the beepngo files, watch for popups on your phone and answer quesitons. if you had to enter a password for encryption, please enter the same password again )
Start beepngo and the data from previous phone is visible
Is ADB available for Linux platforms?
How would these steps be altered for a Linux platform.
Thanks for the suggestions, Xelanc!
However, my problem is that my USB port broke on my old phone.
Any way I can initiate the back up from the terminal on the phone itself and send the file to my new phone through Blutooth?