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pcharles09
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3/30/2015 | 7:48:09 PM
Re: Many directions of uses
@Kelly,

One more advance towards wifi-everything. I imagine a time when there's no cords for any devices, regardless of power consumption.
Kelly Davis-Felner
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3/30/2015 | 6:09:47 PM
Re: Many directions of uses

Wi-Fi Aware was designed to be very power efficient—so you don't have to worry about it draining your battery. Power efficiency is improved because Wi-Fi Aware devices establish and maintain a common "heartbeat" among Wi-Fi devices in range. This enables devices to have a common cadence of wake-up and sleep, so continuous discovery can occur without putting undue burden on the battery of a mobile device.

Kelly Davis-Felner
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3/30/2015 | 6:08:23 PM
Re: Many directions of uses

The use case of the stadium technology is a great example of how this technology will help users be more efficient. Thank you for your comment.

kq4ym
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3/30/2015 | 2:05:54 PM
Re: Many directions of uses
I've noticed some recent news stories advocating turning off wifi location in apps for better privacy and eliminating the wholesale selling of one's location data to third parties. It will be interesting to see if newer technologies can give users privacy but still allow for location based services and social interactions voluntarily.
Mitch Wagner
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3/30/2015 | 1:35:20 PM
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"Discovering nearby experiences and services without an internet connection" sounds like a dog-whistle for "pushing ads at consumers that they don't really want." Carriers would be well-advised to watch out for taking marketing dollars from retailers that will only serve to alienate subscribers.

On the other hand, there are boundaries to this kind of thing and anything inside the boundary is fair game. As blogger John Battelle pointed out: If I'm walking past The Gap, I'm going to think I'm getting spammed if I get a push notification that shirts are on sale. But INSIDE The Gap, that's welcome information to the consumer.

The mobile gaming app at first seemed frivolous to me. But we live in a time of social isolation -- anything that gets people connecting with each other in the real world is a benefit.

The peer-to-peer connectivity seems like it would be resistant to both natural disasters and government overreach.

Is that Ghana fisherman example based on actual experience in developing economies, or is it back-of-the-envelope speculation from someone without real-world experience in the developing world?
Mitch Wagner
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Mitch Wagner,
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3/30/2015 | 1:34:16 PM
Re: Many directions of uses
I remember hearing a proposal in 2000 for a business to arrange food and beverage delivery to stadium seating, and also people waiting at airport gates. Maybe an idea whose time has come?
danielcawrey
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3/30/2015 | 1:28:35 PM
Re: Many directions of uses
This seems like a really cool idea. One of my concerns with something like this, however, is the fact that this would probably require a lot of battery power. And there could be some issues with security/privact if data is being projected out to other devices.

Anyone else share these same concerns?
Phil_Britt
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3/30/2015 | 8:43:43 AM
Re: Many directions of uses
SachinEE,

Arranging for a beer delivery is likely closer than you think. It wasn't that many years ago that a few sports venues first rolled out Wi-Fi notifications from order takers in some of the more expensive seats (personally, I am usually in "Uecker seats") to the concession area to get quicker service. Now that is relatively common place. The next progression would be self-service ordering. 


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