BroGet is content distribution on steroids.
It is a remote solution managed by the cloud to trigger downloads across networks and have those files retrieved at the right place, by the right person.
The Android App or similarly compatible client sends a request to the tracker in the cloud that contains information about :
- The download link
- The download box IDs that will fetch that file in that link
- The client IDs that are authorized to recieve those files
The cloud then stores this data in its database. After a regular interval, when the download box polls the tracker and there is a box ID match, it receives the information in the original request. It then :
- Downloads the file at the download link to the box's internal storage
- Stores the request in the box's database
Then, when a compatible client enters a network that contains a download box, a request is sent to it and the following happens :
- If there is a client ID match, respective files stored in the box is pushed to the client
- The client ID is now removed from the list in the original request in the box as well as the tracker to prevent duplicate downloads
- Other download boxes in different networks are also updated with this change so there will not be a second download when the client switches network
When the list of client IDs in a request becomes empty, the request is cleared and the associated file is deleted. This is mirrored across all the boxes. The request is also cleared in the tracker.
//TODO : Fill these out