Irdroid USB is another port of LIRC for Android. The difference here is that it supports the USB Infrared Transceiver. The Irdroid USB Infrared Transceiver can be directly connected to the target Android Smartphone / Tablet via an micro USB OTG cable. The application is again open source and it is perfect for Android Developers.
Many people has asked me weather it is possible to control Air Conditioners via Irdroid / LIRC . The Answer is yes, it is and there are people out there who are already controlling AC’s with Irdroid. Our Friend Ben Mitchell controls his mobile air conditioner Amcor sf10000e with the Irdroid WIFI to infrared adapter and the Amote app for Android.
The Current Irdroid / Lirc Database contains many , but not all the remotes on the market so Ben, has used the USB Infrared Transceiver to record the sf10000e remote control keys, then he has uploaded the created file to his Irdroid wifi unit. Now he is able to control not only his TV’s and STB’s but also his Air Con ditioner unit. He was so kind to provide us with the scanned remote codes , now the codes for this AC unit is included in Irdroid database. We will also send the file to the admins of the LIRC/Winlirc projects so that other people can also benefit.