To allow web applications run on four screens, the webinos project consortium creates a full open source code base. The tagerted technology will allow different devices and applications to work together, securely, seamlessly and interoperably. Most recentely, the consortium has summarized the first research results in four reports which are now available for download at www.webinos.org.
The Future is Now: webinos Aims to Deliver Seamless, Secure Exchange of Data Across Multiple Platforms
Applications dominate today’s smartphone market. In the future, internet-capable televisions, tablet and desktop PCs, and cars will all run apps, which can, for example, help plan and book a ski trip ( video: www.webinos.org ) .
To allow web applications run on four screens, the webinos project consortium creates a full open source code base. The tagerted technology will allow different devices and applications to work together, securely, seamlessly and interoperably. Most recentely, the consortium has summarized the first research results in four reports covering use cases, security, technical requirments and industry landscape. The reports are now available for download at www.webinos.org http://www.webinos.org .
The webinos project brings together major, international companies and research institutions including Fraunhofer FOKUS, Technische Universität München, Oxford University with electronics companies such as Sony Ericsson and Samsung, carmaker BMW, the standardization body W3C and telecommunication operators like Deutsche Telekom. webinos is funded by a ten million Euro grant from the European Union.
“The result of the webinos project is an open source platform that allows the safe exchange of data services across multiple devices,” explains Dr Stephan Steglich, consortium leader at Fraunhofer FOKUS. The tools provided through the platform will enable software designers from any industry to create web applications and services that can be used and shared over a broad spectrum of converged and connected devices – regardless of their respective hardware specifications and operating systems.
“Small and medium-sized enterprises would also benefit from an uncomplicated and low-cost ‘foot in the door’ of the world of apps,” Dr Steglich adds. “They do not need to go to the expense of purchasing or developing the software themselves if they want to tailor services to a wide variety of terminals.”A Secure Web Experience
The platform developed within webinos is still in the design phase, with the first prototypes expected to be completed end of 2011. The webinos consortium welcomes input into the development of the platform. If you are interested in providing expertise in the form of use-cases and requirements or to participate in the specification process and open source development, contact the developers at firstname.lastname@example.org.Boiler Plate
More than 20 partners are represented within the consortium. Research facilities: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (DE), University of Oxford (UK), TNO (NL), National Technical University of Athens (GR), Instituto Superiore Mario Boella (I), Politecnico di Torino (I), Universita di Catania (I), Technische Universität München (DE), Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (BE); Global Players: Deutsche Telekom AG (DE), W3C (F), Telecom Italia S.p.A. (I), BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH (DE), Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication AB (SE), Samsung Electronics Ltd (UK), Telefonica Investigation y Desarrollo SA (E), DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH (DE); SMEs: AmbieSense Ltd (UK), Antenna Volantis Ltd (UK), VisionMobile Ltd. (UK), futuretext (UK), IMPLEO Professional Services Limited (UK).Contact:
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