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ganeshsanap Advocate II
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How to access Mobile device information in Canvas app

I am trying to build a canvas powerapp which will be used on mobile/phone device. I need to access and show below device information in canvas app. Is it possible? If Yes, can you please suggest solution or point me in right direction?

 

Information I want to access:

  1. MAC Address
  2. Light Sensor value (using mobile device light sensor)
  3. Sound wave detection (using mobile device mic sensor)
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Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Ho to access Mobile device information in Canvas app

Hi@ganeshsanap,

 

Based on the issue you mentioned, you want to extract information like MAC address to be shown in your app.

 

Currently, there is no function supported in PowerApps to retrieve these device info from Mobile device.

 

If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Best Regards,

Qi Qiao

ganeshsanap Advocate II
Advocate II

Re: Ho to access Mobile device information in Canvas app

@v-qiaqi-msft , This is what I thought (after my research on the same). But, I wanted to know if there is any workaround to achieve this.

 

Is anyone else has any thought/idea on same? Is it possible using any custom API or custom connector or PowerApps component framework (PCF) ??

Microsoft
Microsoft

Re: Ho to access Mobile device information in Canvas app

Hi@ganeshsanap,

 

Based on several ideas you put forward, this will be hard work.

 

As an available solution, you could consider set up a REST API using some programming language, e.g. C#. Within this REST API, define some function or methods to get mobile device info.

 

Then go to your PowerApps, create a custom connector based on this REST API. After that, you could use the custom connector action to request the mobile device info.

 

Here is some reference for you:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/register-custom-api

https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/8af3e0/get-your-hardware-information-using-C-Sharp/

 

Hope this will be helpful.

 

Best Regards,

Qi Qiao

ganeshsanap Advocate II
Advocate II

Re: Ho to access Mobile device information in Canvas app

Thank you @v-qiaqi-msft .

 

The 2nd link you shared is to access the device information of desktop. But I want to get the device information and sensor values from mobile phone. Is there any public API or JavaScript method to access such information from mobile device?

ganeshsanap Advocate II
Advocate II

Re: Ho to access Mobile device information in Canvas app

However, I have created a new Idea on PowerApps Idea forum. If anyone want Microsoft to add these functionalities in PowerApps then please vote and support my Idea at:
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/Access-Mobile-device-information-in-Canvas-app/...

 

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