This Week in Context (20131213)
Earlier this week, we launched the private beta of our new Jini mobile app and Insights website. As you can imagine, we’ve been pretty busy fixing bugs, going through feature suggestions and prepping new releases. We are blessed with an awesome group of beta testers that is vocal about what they like and don’t like about this new Jini iteration, which is exactly what we need right now. Interested in finding out what your day-to-day context looks like? Then sign up at Jini Insights to become part of our next group of beta testers.
However, this new beta release also means that our weekly context news overview is a bit shorter than usual, as we’ve had less time to pore over the press and blogs. Nevertheless, we unearthed a few choice tidbits for you.
How Placemeter’s Real Time Data Source Can Change Marketing As We Know It
On Google+, Vicky Gallardo tells us about Placemeter and how its technology for measuring how busy places are, can be integrated with other data sources (weather, events, …) to bring Minority Report-like marketing experiences into our daily lives. (via Ann)
Eightly, a new context app
At LeWeb 2013 this year, Andy Gignon showcases Eightly, a new tablet app with a (very!) fancy UI for connecting various data streams together. This idea brings back memories of Yahoo Pipes albeit with a more personal slant. It will be interesting to see how people will go about using it in their own lives. (via David)