Whilst browsing last night I stumbled across an interesting Kickstarter project: meet Sensordrone.
I'm really interested in this as it takes the little project I started working on and expands it in a much bigger way.Here's a list of sensors included:
...and as the software is Open Source, porting it to Windows Embedded Handheld or Windows CE shouldn't be too hard either.
It would be a great little integration project for the Omnii - maybe a few of us should club together and do it?
Definitely a cool OSM project. Are there any VARs that would find these sensor applications useful?
This is pretty neat.
Lee - very interesting ... let's put this out as a challenge to our Developer community and see if anyone's interested.
Maybe worth a quick Poll to check the interest in the final product and what it could do.
Let's see who responds and what they want.
too bad it is only for ANDROID.
Nobody writes anything Cool for Windows CE / Mobile.
Its open source - porting it wouldn't be very difficult. You probably don't see "cool" applications for Windows Mobile any more because it is no longer positioned as a consumer facing OS - just like you won't find Angry Birds on Windows Embedded Handheld or CE. That doesn't mean there aren't still interesting applications written for WEH/CE - they are business focused though.
I'd certainly agree there are many interesting apps over on Android and it is something that we're actively encouraging feedback from our customers on - and - watching closely.
I suppose saying it is not "consumer facing" is a polite way of say, no body wants it.
There is no "angry birds" because there is not enough people willing use in on Windows CE and Mobile (therefore no revenue), nor is there the will to develop it on the windows mobile platform.
Cost and speed of development is what has killed Microsoft Embedded Handheld and CE. The only thing that might save them from the scrap-heap is for better support for HTML5 apps.
All the effort is going into iOS and Android. Even for business focused applications.
I like the idea of the poll. But, why not take a look at doing it ourselves if there is interest? Can't be that hard...
Looks like you can do almost anything with this thing. It would be great to "hook" it up with an Omnii to see it work in the real world.