I quite like the idea of broadcasting my URL from a friendchip bracelet.
Monday, October 9th, 2017
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
mozilla-magnet/magnet-client-desktop: A simple Physical Web menu-bar app for URL discovery and broadcast
This should be a lot more straightforward than process I linked to before.
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Well, this is interesting! It turns out you can turn your laptop into a beacon for broadcasting a URL to devices that support The Physical Web.
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
An early look at the just-in-time interactions that Scott has been working on:
Nearby works like this. An enabled object broadcasts a short description of itself and a URL to devices nearby listening. Those URLs are grabbed and listed by the app, and tapping on one brings you to the object’s webpage, where you can interact with it—say, tell it to perform a task.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
I think this is kind of brilliant.
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Spimify your household with these bluetooth location stickers. Now you can google your shoes.
Saturday, September 24th, 2011
Scott writes up some of the things he talked about at the Breaking Development conference: the just-in-time interactions that are inevitable in a heavily-instrumented world.
Saturday, May 19th, 2007
Wintec WBT-201 Bluetooth Data Logger GPS Receiver (Auto on/off, WAAS, Bluetooth, USB, Push to Log, Google Earth Integration with Photo) (Bonus Bottle Cap Tripod) (Your Choice of Free Mount)
I gotta get me one of these. Just think of the mashup potential!
Microformats 1:01—Exporting microformats via bluetooth
The video is one minute and one second long. It’s a quick demo of John McKerrell’s bluetooth version of the Tails plugin.
- Watch the video on YouTube.
- Watch it on Viddler.
- Here it is on Vimeo.
- Download the video from the Internet Archive.
Here’s a transcript of the 1:01 minutes of video:
This is my website. This is my mobile phone. My website has microformats. This is a version of the Tails plugin for Firefox. It exposes all the microformats I have on my website. I can convert and export those microformats as vcard, iCal, whatever I want. With this version of the plugin I can also export to bluetooth. So let’s take an event for example. I click on bluetooth. My computer asks me which device to export to. I have previously paired up my phone. So now I’m going to send the event to that device. And there we go. I have now exported from the World Wide Web onto my mobile phone. Easy!
The video is released under a Creative Commons attribution license. You are free to share, remix, caption and translate this video (as long as you provide attribution).
Thursday, June 1st, 2006
This is really cool: a real-time map of bluetooth devices currently at the Reboot conference.