by ksetyadi on May 22, 2011
Ready for the next excitement? Last time I watched Google I/O 2011, I was surprised. Not only because the new Ice Cream is out (at Q4 2011 they said), but also its capabilities beyond my own expectation.
Last year, I was imagined that the world was fulfill with every technology available on earth. Smartphones have been successfully ‘intimidate’ our life and become the most important gadget one should not leave without. Android is one of them (beside iPhone, BlackBerry and ready-to-coming Windows Phone 7).
I couldn’t think any other possibilities until Android released their last version before Ice Cream and Honeycomb, Gingerbread. I’ve read the documentation and focusing on NFC (Near Field Communication). It is an awesome API Android has included since 2.3.3 (API level 10). Read this article for more details: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/nfc/index.html.
What I was thinking at that time was not all about NFC. NFC, of course, requires 4cm or less to communicate wireless. Meanwhile, I was thinking about extending the 4cm or less to become more than 4cm and more and more. Think about replacing the NFC to communicate to another devices around. The WiFi or Bluetooth become the strongest candidate. Well, I choose WiFi.
My imagination of controlling the whole electronic peripherals into one single device becomes real. Android even create more excitement and joy by adding the new API called ADK (Open Accessories Development Kit). It enables you to connect and communicate to almost anything you can imagine. From the simple things like lamps, clock and alarm to the not-so-simple things like microwave, refrigerator, and your garage’s rolling door. One device to rule them all.
Which one do you think I’m gonna take for the next joy of coding? It’s obvious. Share your thoughts and opinions about the new technology at the comments below.