Archive for April, 2012

Bluetooth and how its used in POSIT

Hi everyone! My name is Elias Adum and I am a part of the UCOSP Winter 2012. I’m currently in the POSIT team and I’d like to talk about Bluetooth technology and how we are currently using it in our project.

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. It creates small networks with high levels of security that can connect several devices to exchange information.

I decided to implement a Bluetooth synchronization plugin for POSIT because I wanted to provide users with an additional method to share Finds. I realized that there will be cases where users will have no access to a WI-FI or data connection but there will still be a need to transfer and/or update Finds from one device to another.

To use the plugin, the user can go to ‘View Finds’ and select from the menu options ‘Bluetooth Sync’. Then from the menu options one can either connect to another device or make own device discoverable to others. After the connection is established, the user selects the Finds he/she wants to sync and clicks the ‘Send Selected’ button and voila! Finds will be transferred from one device to the other.

I really hope this plugin proves useful for our POSIT users!

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