Smart Home Mashups: A New Application Opportunity
The number of smart devices in the home is exploding. These devices no longer just include TVs, Bluray players and game consoles. They now include door locks, thermostats, refrigerators, washer/dryers and even pens. The potential for creative and new applications is vast. But how can developers take advantage of this exciting new opportunity? By enabling the home gateway with OSGi, developers can add new applications and extend existing applications to create new and exciting mashups for the Smart Home. This talk will discuss this new application opportunity and demonstrate how existing Smart Home applications can be extended in new ways leveraging OSGi services. The talk will share code snippets and use a live demonstration of extending a photo media sharing application to exhibit how Smart Home Mashups are a reality today.