As you know I have been working with webinos and more recently, I am involved in porting webinos to small/smart devices specifically in a smart cities context.
Webinos is a new open source/open standards initiative for delivering web based applications across multiple devices. The ambition is to have web applications that not only run across PC, Mobile, Tablet, Car and TV – but to have these applications seamlessly and securely communicating with each other.
Recently, in tandem with various Smartcities initiatives, we are looking to extend the 4 screen strategy of webinos to include what we call screen zero (sensors)
Screen Zero is the device without the screen. Machine to machine (M2M) or the Internet of Things (IOT)
Within webinos we have a well-defined architecture that encompasses the identity, security, policy, discovery, remote invocation and communication mechanisms. We are VERY keen to try out our open source code on some funky new screen less devices.
So if you are a device manufacturer, or early stage designer, and have access to devices such as health monitoring devices, environmental monitoring devices, smart plugs, telematics devices etc. Indeed any device which is small, connected and can do/sense stuff – we would love to talk to you to test out our code. Any device on which we can successfully integrate our code will feature heavily in out upcoming marketing activities.
Webinos is an Open Source initiative backed by BMW, Samsung, Sony Ericssson, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, DoCoMo. Deutsche Telekom, Fraunhofer Institute, University of Oxford, and many other leading research, industrial partners and SMEs – -including of course Futuretext
email me at ajit.jaokar at futuretext.com