Category: Android

Is it possible to use iBeacons / BLE beacons for triangulation or BLE indoor localisation?

Please find another close the same messages or questions on BLE indoor localisation to me as below. I get the question again and again at least once a month. It is time for a block post on this topic. What is the recommended way to implement BLE beacons to perform indoor localisation? What is the […]

Waterproofed Android smartphones, tablets and pet trackers

Android devices and pet trackers for life, not just for Christmas – original blog posted in Nov 2011 As Janis Joplin sang, “My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends”. Two of my friends own an iPhone and they always buy the latest smartphones. I will “make amends” and skip buying  a tablet for […]

Recall the Smart Home – Microsoft vision in 1999 versus Apple HomeKit

The vision of Microsoft came true. Nevertheless, everything is smaller than in the video. The screen on the piano and at kitchen plus the PC in the home office are merged together in one device called tablet or smartphone. Microsoft is out and Apple HomeKit is in. Apple got already the interest of Phillips Hue. […]

ANT / Bluetooth 4.0 beacon evaluation kit for home automation solution to support humans and pets

Just to let you know that you don’t have to wait longer for home automation gadgets based on Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT any more. Radio beacons and tags on BLE and ANT have become available at present. These can be deployed as miniature beacons in buildings, parking garages, shopping malls and airports without significant installation […]

Hackathon @ Droidcon in Berlin – Great prizes – cash, products and media exposure

Join the ANT Challenge at the Droidcon Berlin Hackathon Sunday, April 7,| 9am-6pm The ANT Challenge is an excellent opportunity to create new and dynamic applications with cutting-edge technology and use cases using the latest release of the ANT Android API. Great development opportunity. Great prizes – cash, products and media exposure! 60 M ANT+ […]

Internet of Things Around the Smartphone

Wednesday 10th of March 14:45 – 15:20 Droidcon 2013 in Berlin Mr. Klaus Starnberger, Starnberger Innovation & Technologie GmbH Ultra low power wireless technologies like Bluetooth 4.0 or ANT+ are about to revolutionize our daily life. The smartphone reaches out for sensing, controlling and utilizing its proximity and neighbourhood. New technologies enable proximity and find […]