Rococo’s Jility allows developers create applications that reach out from the browser or from a widget and interact with Bluetooth devices in the real world. Jility APIs, based on the BONDI standards, open up some really interesting and useful application scenarios which allow web applications and portable Bluetooth devices to be more closely integrated. Web applications can now discover bluetooth devices and communicate with them to deliver solutions across a range of application sectors – for example:
The technology has been developed in accordance with the WAC (Wholesale Applications Consortium) initiative. This powerful Telco industry platform is aimed at making it easier for developers to create applications that can run on multiple mobile platforms. Some of the largest operators worldwide, like Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Orange, Smart, Telecom Italia, Telefonica and Vodafone are consortium members. Working alongside equipment manufacturers and the W3C; the consortium is creating a solution that uses existing standards, based on work from JIL (Joint Innovation Lab), OMTP BONDI and the GSMA OneAPI.
BONDI and JIL focus on standardising programmatic access to mobile device features such as the contacts repository, camera and Bluetooth. Rococo has implemented the reference API for the BONDI 1.5 Bluetooth profile and is working with the WAC consortium to finalize it’s widget-based implementation in time for WAC platform rollout in 2011.
For more information on the Rococo Jility implementation see http://bondi.omtp.org/1.5/pwd-1/bluetooth.htm
Part of Rococo's mission is to make it easy for software developers to add proximity functionality to their applications. For Mobile Java Developers, one of the issues is that most Bluetooth Stacks have proprietary APIs, are written in C or C++, and have very different interaction models (synchronous, asynchronous, message-passing).
Part of the solution is to use the Java / Bluetooth API standard (JSR82 ). Rococo has been involved in this standard since it's inception in 2000, and was a member of the Java Community Process Expert Group that defined the standard between 2000 and 2002.
Rococo was the first to offer JSR82-based development tools, and today Impronto is still the leading source of tools for adding proximity features to your Java application. Developers can use Rococo's Simulator and Development Kits to rapidly create Bluetooth apps in Java that will run on JSR82-compliant phones.
For device manufacturers who wish to embed Java/Bluetooth support in their products, Rococo provides the world's most tried and tested implementation of the JSR82 Standard, which has now shipped on over 180M mobile phones, including phones from Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, LG, Sharp, INQ and others.
Rococo continues to contribute to the JSR82 Standard, and regularly updates all products to ensure they stay compliant and pass the JSR82 TCK.
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