This is a running post on the Capstone Projects that I have mentored at CSUMB.
The Invengo XC-1003 is an Android Smartphone (KitKat) with an UHF RFID reader/writer. Ours just showed up yesterday from AtlasRFID. Invengo positions it as a Mobile IoT device, advertising it as working on “the RAIN RFID Frequency 865-868MHz (ETSI) – 902-928MHz (FCC)”.
Last week we hosted the NativeScript SV MeetUp at our office in downtown Palo Alto. The meeting focused on using NativeScript in combination with CloudBase but we added RFID tags to spice the event, and I think the result was very successful.
The use of RFID tags was a variation on how we used them for the ProgressNEXT Event in Las Vegas earlier in the year. We prepared holders for all the attendees, with space for their name at the front and an RFID tag at the back.
This Thursday (Jul 28, ’16), we are hosting a MeetUp at 6pm at our location in downtown Palo Alto (Google Maps – MeetUp info). Mehfuz and Nic will show how to create native cross-platform Apps using NativeScript and CouchBase.
Mehfuz will also show how to use his Estimote plugin; combined with the CouchBase plugin, the iBeacon data read by one phone is automatically synchronized to the other.
We are sprinkling a slight IOT overlay on the MeetUp. We took some of the RFID configuration we used in a Conference App earlier this year and we now have them connected to a Raspberry Pi 3. UPS-willing, the plan is to add some RFID tags to the badges for the MeetUp and show you how a modern Data Speed Layer (like AMTech.Solutions) can be used to track an asset (you) on a space.
Following the Pokemon Go mania, I’ve ordered some Pokemon figures as prizes for the attendees. Raichu arrived yesterday, others to follow (update – All Pokemons are here; check the Flickr Album). See you on Thursday.
The summer interns are all here in Palo Alto. From left to right in the picture after me are Jasper, Antony and Shivali. They will be writing posts and creating open source samples. I will use this post to collect links to their work From Jasper:
- SpotFinder: Where Can I Park?
- A Big (Data) Adventure – Part 1
- A Big (Data) Adventure – Part 2
- Dash – a parking aid
- My First NativeScript Application!
- Meeting the VIMOC Team and Adding Google Maps
- Setting up Spotter
- Between my last Post and Now…
- WatchKit Parker with NativeScript