At the recent Samsung Developer Conference, Samsung has revealed its attempt to innovate content sharing between its devices with a new sharing platform called Samsung Flow.
Samsung Flow builds upon Android’s existing share intents, allowing devices to pass on content to each other. The idea of Flow is not exactly revolutionary but rather a unique combination of a syncing framework and an app. For example if you want to view Maps from your tablet on your phone, you share the Map to Flow and select the specific device you want to transfer it to, where the Maps app on that device will load with the directions you want. For this to work, you need to have Flow installed on both devices and they must be close to each other.
To take this app further, Samsung has added a queuing function as well for Samsung Flow. You can queue items that you want to share on Flow; be it web pages, videos or maps, and it will sync up with the selected device at a later time when both devices are within range of each other. Samsung is also expected to expand on this function by allowing deeper integration with selected apps, allowing you to view a web page at a specific scroll state or resuming play back on a video player. We also expect this functionality to be extended to more devices within the Samsung ecosystem, especially TV’s.
For now, Samsung Flow is still a long way off from arriving on our devices, especially so since it has been presented in the Samsung Developer Conference. However, we do appreciate Samsung’s innovative use of existing Android share intents.
Source : Android Central