We will then wear our Android hat and look at how much of a fantastic Web of Things platform Android truly is! We'll go hands-on and implement a mobile application that can read both NFC and QR tags on products in order to bootstrap the access to their virtual profiles.
Looking at more "high-tech" connected things, we'll introduce the Microbridge Android library, Google's ADK (Accessory Development Kit) standard and the Processing IDE for Arduino and show how this savoury combination will let your phone talk with pretty much any real-world device (did someone say toaster?).
Your objects will soon have a Facebook profile, make sure you connect them before they (un)friend you! ;-)
Dominique Guinard is the CTO and co-founder of EVRYTHNG, a software company providing Active Digital Identities, for any physical object. He got his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, where he worked on laying down the foundations of the Web of Things: a world-wide network of interconnected objects (sensors, appliances, machines and tagged objects) and co-founded the Web of Things (WoT) community. Before this, he worked on bringing industrial networks of RFID-tagged objects to the Web at the MIT Auto-ID Labs in the USA. He also worked 4 years for SAP on the software aspects of the next generation platform for integrating the Internet of Things with business processes.