May 23, 2012
In the past months I have been working hard on writing a book on Design Patterns and refactoring. Publishing Word and using DocumentShare To make the book as usable as possible I decided to go for three publication forms: HTML, ePub and PDF. Each have their benefits and drawbacks and each therefore has a specific […]
May 5, 2011
Yesterday I have been cooking up the new infrastructure for the new “Roomware Socket Server”. Where the old setup was “cloud based” meaning it could be anywhere on any IP address on the web, I found that had a lot of issues regarding ease of setup. What was wrong with the old approach? When I […]
December 16, 2010
Brief In 2009 I wrote the first version of the Roomware Socket Server, using Sockets and push-machanisms based on events to make stuff communicate to each other. To discover services I proposed and implemented a scanner on mobile devices, scanning for Bluetooth devices that function as “beacons” connected to services. Other people found and implemented […]
September 25, 2010
The Archos 7 Android tablet, about 140 to 150 euro in the store Going serial Up until now I thought serial connections were going to be – at least – challenge on the Android platform. Android does – by default – not support much USB connectivity (as one of many examples). Using some hacks you […]
June 8, 2010
By: Peter Kaptein, June 8, 2010 Yesterday another thought crossed my mind, thinking about Roomware. It is a process of adding up different insights. Reducing energy use One of the biggest issues on running local installations of Roomware is energy-consumption. Say you have a house monitored by different sensors, with one of the purposes to […]
May 1, 2010
This article investigates the landscape of information, information access, domotica, smart houses, biometry, smart cities and cloud computing. High end technology is becoming a commodity. This allows small groups of people to produce high quality goods of any type. This gives us power to build and run our own "Cloud" from home and produce our own clean energy. This gives us the tool to monitor our own health in real time and correct the ways we use our bodies for the better.
March 1, 2010
Roomware is about spaces, people and data. Binding them / connecting them you can create environments: 1. Responding to people entering and moving in that space 2. Providing people feedback on what is going in in that space 3. Which allow people to connect to other people using the space itself 4. Which allows people to share data with other people and the space, using the space itself The added value of Roomware applications will create a new sort of business where data, the web, technology, locations and YOU finally merge into an extended type of service-program which is fast/responsive and very personalized. There are a lot of issues involved, of which Privacy is the biggest. When the Roomware-scenarios as described above become reality, a lot of data about who you are and where you have been becomes more and more tracable then it is already now.