Saturday, May 24, 2014

Bluetooth Data Points

Here is a yet another use case for the network proximity. Mobile application (Android) lets any user post some announce (advertising, classified, etc.) and starts Bluetooth on the phone. The same application on another phone can scan nearby Bluetooth nodes and collect local announces. Dislike iBeacon and similar applications:

a) this approach is based on the Core Bluetooth rather than on Bluetooth Low Energy. So it will work with any phone;

b) this application works like a browser. So, mobile user decides when to run and what to read rather than constantly getting unwanted notifications

The following picture illustrates BDP (Bluetooth Data Points) approach:

You can download this application right from our server: BDP.apk

QR code for BDP

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