Android App connecting with Arduino using Wi-Fi

Hi Guys,

I am looking for some advice.

What we have:

What we want to do:

  • Setup the Smartphone as a Portable WiFi Hotspot; which is possible using WPA2 PSK
  • Develop an APP we put on the Smartphone
  • Connect the Smartphone to the Arduino+WiFi-Shield
  • From the APP: Control outputs on the Arduino / Read inputs from the Arduino

Is this possible with this shield? I never done something with Wi-Fi before so I do not actually know how to set up the shield.

Thanks in advance for your answers.