Monday, June 30, 2014

City Forum

City forums.
This mashup combines places from Foursquare and cloud forums from Disqus. Just a place to discuss your city places. It is HTML5, so the whole application works on the mobile phone too (iPhone, Android)

QR code

(it is a mobile site).

You can copy this link right to your mobile browser with QR-code above. Alternatively you can use the following short URL:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Directory of mashups

Our mashups directory has been updated. A huge collection of applications: Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, LBS, QR-codes, mobile HTML5 etc.

The latest release includes for example our new mobile tool: Bluetooth Data Points.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cisco IoT Challenge

Bluetooth Data Points (BDP) let share and discover data in a local proximity. The main idea behind this approach is doing that without the preliminary scene preparation. BDP model does not require wireless tags, fingerprints (radio maps), etc. An ordinary smart phone is enough for creating own data channel and start sharing (distribute) own data.

BDP approach lets mobile users (enterprises) associate own data snippets with Bluetooth nodes. So, other mobile users in proximity (Bluetooth radio distance) will be able to discover and read them. You can think about the web browsing, where web pages provide some hyper-local data. Read more.

/via Cisco IoT Innovation Grand Challenge

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Google I/O 2014

We continue to share links for monitoring the interesting events in Twitter. Now it is Google I/O 2014, San-Francisco 2014

Google I/O 2014

/via Geo Messages

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014

BDP - Bluetooth Data Points

More information about Bluetooth Data Points

Bluetooth Data Points (BDP) is a new approach for creating mobile services with wireless tags. It is a yet another use case for the network proximity. Mobile application (Android) lets any user post some announce (advertising, classified, etc.) and associate it with Bluetooth node 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 get unwanted notifications.

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

BDP uses Core Bluetooth. So, it could be used with almost any smartphone. Let us see how it works:

1. Mobile user can browse local announces:

2. Another user publish own announce:

It is simply a text. User can publish links (URLs), email, phone or links to Twitter: @t411

3. Application switch on Bluetooth for published announces:

Of course, the publisher can switch Bluetooth off and make own announces unavailable. And later, switch it on again, etc. So, publisher's announces will follow his phone. When published materials are on, other mobile users nearby will the them:

Mobile application for Android, which implements this approach could be downloaded right from Google Play: BDP on Google Play. Here is an appropriate QR-code:

QR code for BDP

You can download it right from our site too: BDP on servlewtsuite. And here is an appropriate QR-code:

QR code for BDP

As the possible use cases for this approach we can mention applications for retail, indoor navigation, as well as context-dependent services for Smart Cities.

P.S. We've used the similar approach for Wi-Fi: SpotEx