Android things in action

Smartphones, tablets, TVs, cars and smartwatches: Android is everywhere enabling users and developers with rich set of applications, libraries and services. Android Things brings such a power to virtually any object, any “thing”: using a low-cost (yet powerful) board, developer can add intelligence and connectivity to home, industries, vehicles and even medical appliances. This talk […]

Android Things and VR to create engaging casual games

Requirement: An Android smartphone and a laptop. We suggest to pre-install Android Studio and Unity 5.5 to save time! If you like, you can bring your Android Things devices, as Raspberry PI 3, Intel Edison or Intel Joule. Workshop Outline: IoT and Virtual Reality have both tremendous trends in growth, yet they are quite separated […]

Raspberry Pi 3 and Android Thing

Google‘s recently-introduced Android Things aims to make Android work as an IoT platform. Sadly, a lot of pitfalls need to be observed – for example, be aware that timing is not all what it promises to be! Being able to run Android on a Raspberry Pi 3 sounds like a dream – especially as Google […]

Android Things for IoT

Google recently announced the Developer Preview for Android Things, a comprehensive way to build IoT products with the power and security of Android. This talk will show how developers can use familiar tools such as Android Studio and the Android SDK to easily develop IoT software, and then to scale the hardware from a single […]

Eco-friendly hardware hacking with android

Blinking an led without firmware and micros scavenging scrap hardware the missing endpoint some fancy java code how fast can you go? Galvanic isolation scavenging more scrap hardware I need more power a scrap ATX is your best friend Digital inputs you get those for free!! (well, with a little more java code) Adventures in […]

Client and server, 3 meters above the Cloud

In an era where we can connect everything everywhere, no client is an island entire of itself: every client is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. From mainframes to IoT and the cloud above, paradigms keeps on changing: who is the client and who is the server? Who can fail and […]

Smart-Watches as Paradigm-Shifting Players in IoT: A System for Connecting Intensive Care Doctors and their Patients

Most of the wearable applications are developed for patients’ smart-watches to detect their body-motion, body-temperature, physical exercises and amount of sleep [6]. Otherwise, monitoring systems are also used in specialized medical applications, as for the home monitoring in dementia care [7] or for patients with specific illness [8,9]. Continuous monitoring concept is extremely important and […]

Spinning the Physical Web with Android and Bluetooth 5

Introducing Bluetooth beaconsFundamentals – how beacons leverage Bluetooth low energy capabilities- see Bluetooth advertising in actionBeacon types – iBeacon, AltBeacon and EddystoneBeacon advertising data formats explainedEddystone frame typesAndroid and the fundmental classes involved in detecting and responding to beaconsCode samplesBeacons and application issues and challengesLive demonstrations including a real dinosaur using BBC micro:bits acting as […]