[FoRK] lazy QR code
kevinmarks at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 15:55:28 PDT 2012
On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> Goal: eliminate as many steps as possible in finding digital
> embodiments of your current physical location.
> Usecase: you're in the grocery store, you can't find the juice, you
> open your "digital embodiment of this location" app, it goes straight
> to a map of the store with your location marked, you search for "oj",
> it shows you the route.
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 8:03 AM, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com> wrote:
> > How do you dereference the AP?
> My thought was that the AP's name would contain all the stuff you
> needed from it. Dereferencing would require your own net connection.
> A benefit of this strategy is that a provider doesn't need to provide
> an open AP.
> > By connecting to it? If so, there are 2
> > existing ideas here:
> > Sending a URL in option code 56 for DHCP on connection:
> > http://www.google.com/patents/US7080132
> Indeed that seems to have been one intent - "and also allows
> URL-formatted text that may cause web pages or other internet
> resources to be presented by the client processing system."
> > If you're connected to the API, you can use DNS-SD for nearby webservers
> > over mDNS, look for '_http._tcp.'
> > http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-cheshire-dnsext-dns-sd-11
> I have to read this and the mDNS spec to understand them.
> > (running apache web sharing on MacOS advertises these, Safari will browse
> > them - go to Bonjour in the Bookmarks page).
> Wha? Can you say more about this?
go to the Sites directory in your user folder and edit the index.html to
something other than the default (this stage took me a while to find,
zeroConf it ain't - see
then turn on 'Web Sharing' in you Sharing System prefs pane. This starts up
Apache, and serves your ~/Sites/ files.
In Safari, go to History->Show All History
Click on the Bonjour item on the left
See a list of usernames that have enabled web sharing and edited the
click on one
There's sample code for how to discover and browse these in various places,
search for Bonjour or Zeroconf
Defining a geo-oriented DNS-SD service might make sense too.
> > On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com>
> >> That's far less of a kludge than my AP name approach, and it's
> >> arguably a more secure way of validating that the URL is really
> >> related to the place you are in. OTOH, the 20 CM range of NFC is so
> >> short that you'd have to put your phone right up to a marker.
> >> You couldn't just open your phone and see a short list of URLs that
> >> you're likely to want to visit right then and there.
> >> Usecase: you're standing outside a store which is closed and want to
> >> learn more about it. Ordinarily you would see a domain written on a
> >> sticker in the window, open mobile browser, type domain in, visit
> >> site. New approach is to open phone, launch dedicated app, see a list
> >> of likely pages for this location, open one.
> >> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Bill Humphries <whump at mac.com> wrote:
> >> > Use near-field to advertise to nearby devices the pertinent URLs?
> >> >
> >> > -- whump
> >> >
> >> > On Jun 18, 2012, at 13:58, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I'd like a mobile app that told me which URLs were intended to be
> >> >> fixed in nearby space. For example, HEAD on such a link might have
> >> >> lat/long for my GPS to sync up with. I suppose you could validate
> >> >> such URLs by checking whether an open access point named them.
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