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WEBINOS FOUNDATION LAUNCH - NEW OPEN SOURCE PROJECT TO CONNECT DEVICES (21 November, 2013)

A three year project aimed at connecting devices will achieve a major milestone on the 22nd of November 2013, when the webinos Open Source foundation will be launched.

The webinos technology allows you to create powerful applications, based on web technology, which will run in cars, on mobiles, on PCs, in TVs and more generally is applicable to any of the new Internet of Things (IOT) devices. Not only can the applications run on any device, but each device is able to connect to and use each other capabilities, in a security sensitive way.

As our homes, cars, and even clothes become internet enabled, the issues of privacy becomes paramount. These considerations are at the heart of webinos technology, and it is here that academic and industry experts invested their efforts.

Supported by an EU FP7 grant and co-funded by industry Sony, Samsung R&D Institute UK, BMW, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom, DOCOMO, Fraunhofer and W3C, amongst 30 other organisations are the principle originators of the technology.

The technology is available at http://developer.webinos.org where the royalty free standards have been published, and full implementations are available under an Apache 2.0 license for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

On the 22 November 2013 at Campus London the foundation will be formally launched. Register at http://openiotecosystem.eventbrite.co.uk/ to attend. Demonstrations will be available showing health devices, home automation devices and automotive implementations, where both the benefits and security protections of sharing data can be shown. The practical value of the platform for TV manufacturers and Automotive manufactures will be demonstrated, where we show how full end user systems can be created with powerful web technologies. Free webinos evaluation kits will be given away working on Raspberry PIs and Androsticks for developers to get hands on experience.

About webinos

webinos delivers an open source platform for web applications across mobile, PC, home media (TV), in-car devices and Internet of Things devices. All software is made available under an Apache 2.0 license.

AmbieSense is a project partner with focus on app development. More than 30 partners and affiliates are represented within the consortium including:

AmbieSense Ltd, Antenna Software, BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH, CloudFriends, DataDriven, DOCOMO Communications Laboratories Europe GmbH, Deutsche Telekom AG, Fraunhofer, futuretext, iMinds, IMPLEO Professional Services Limited, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, KT, National Technical University of Athens, Nitobi Software, Nquiringminds Ltd, Politecnico di Torino, Present Technologies, Samsung R&D Institute UK Ltd, Silver Probe Consulting Ltd, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communication AB, Technical University of Munich, Telecom Italia S.p.A., Telecom Paris Tech, Telefonica Investigacion y Desarrollo SA, TNO, Universita di Catania, University of Oxford, VisionMobile Ltd, W3C.

webinos report published: Evaluation of webinos phase I focused on Application Development (November 2, 2012)

The objective of this document is to provide feedback and recommendations to the webinos platform developer team based on developer experiences with the platform. The overall purpose is to improve the webinos platform, based on user evaluation, so that the platform better meet the needs of app developers interested in using the platform. Download report...

webinos report published: Phase II Security Framework (September 24, 2012)

This report contains the security framework for phase II. It builds upon the Phase I security framework. Download report...

webinos report published: Phase II architecture and components (September 24, 2012)

This deliverable describes in detail the system architecture of the Phase II webinos platform. The primary areas covered in this deliverable are the detailed technical specifications for all of the major components of a webinos system; including the Personal Zone concept. Download report...

webinos report published: Phase II API specifications (September 24, 2012)

In its second specification phase, more API specifications were added, and some APIs were extended and further worked upon. Download report...

webinos report published: Evaluation of platform APIs in Phase I (September 21, 2012)

Public evaluation document of webinos phase I. Download report...

webinos report published: Updates on Requirements and Available Solutions (August 20, 2012)

This deliverable describes the methodologies and the outcomes of the updates on Requirements and available Solutions activities which build upon the content of the previous deliverable "Updates on Scenarios and Use Cases". It builds upon the detailed and updated description of the delivered use cases and scenarios. Download report...

webinos report published: Updates on Scenarios and Use Cases (May 31, 2012)

The report describes an updated set of user stories and use cases as input for the subsequent work packages. The goal of this deliverable is to define the scope of the webinos project; this allows readers to get an idea about what type of applications can be created using webinos. Download report...

webinos report published: Demonstration Plan and Evaluation Criteria for Phase I Results (May 30, 2012)

In this document, the demonstration planning and evaluation framework for the webinos project phase I results is introduced. The webinos demonstration plan is defined to inform key stakeholders, and attract interest from outside the project consortium. The plan aims to identify and bring forward webinos assets which lend themselves to be demonstrated and showcased to the public. Download report...

webinos report published: Cross Platform Developer Tools (February 14, 2012)

In-depth profiles for major cross-platform developer tool vendors Welcome to our brand new Cross-Platform Tools overview. the report is a compiled and reviewed a list of 15 cross-platform tool vendors, selected to highlight the different technical approaches and commercial niches they take.

webinos report published: Target Platforms, target Requirements and Platform IPRs (November 2, 2011)

This document outlines the analysis and process the webinos consortium undertook in order to identify the most suitable platforms upon which to realize and implement webinos. Download report...

webinos whitepaper published (June 9, 2011)

webinos is a collective project to make the web work for applications. webinos has a vision to build a multi-device, applications platform based on web technology that allows: web apps to run seamlessly across multiple devices. The platform enables application convergence. Download report...

webinos factsheet (June 1, 2011)

The webinos project will define and deliver an Open Source Platform and software components for the Future Internet in the form of web runtime extensions, and complementary infrastructure components, to enable web applications and services to be used and shared consistently and securely over a broad spectrum of converged and connected devices. Download report...

webinos whitepaper published on open governance (March, 2011)

The webinos deliverable titled "Industry landscape, governance, licensing and IPR frameworks" has been published. The purpose of this report was to assess the state of the art of technologies that will be used to realize the webinos platform, to understand related industry activities and to identify appropriate governance, licensing and IPR approaches. Download report...

webinos report published: Phase I Security Framework (September 24, 2011)

This report contains the webinos API specifications for Phase I in the project. Download report...

webinos report published: Phase I API specifications (September 24, 2012)

In its first specification phase, new specifications were made and some W3C APIs were adopted, the plan is to further refine and add more APIs to the webinos platform in the second phase of the project.Download report...

webinos report published: Phase I architecture and components (September 24, 2012)

This deliverable describes in detail the system architecture of the Phase I webinos platform. The primary areas covered in this deliverable are the detailed technical specifications for all of the major components of a webinos system; including the Personal Zone concept. Download report...

webinos report published: Evaluation of webinos phase I focused on Application Development (31 October, 2011)

This deliverable specifies the architecture and design of the proof of concept applications for phase I of the webinos project. The primary areas covered in this document are:

  1. A user survey designed to show how the general public use and think of using applications on devices. Including information on how they would envisage future use patterns.
  2. A description of the design methodology used in the application specifications themselves.
  3. A description of how the project then went about selecting which applications to design (and in future develop) this is based on both the survey and the previous work carried out in the project e.g. in the requirements and use cases work.
  4. Four large sections covering the application specifications themselves.
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Alliance with Vertigo Interactive (August, 2007)

- AmbieSense announces the alliance with Vertigo Interactive for strategic reasons as part of AmbieSense's long term approach to provide mobile information services combined with internet marketing to its customers.

The decision is expected to create business synergies. AmbieSense Ltd are specialists in providing products, services, and content for mobile phones, whilst Vertigo has key competence on web TV and high-end web design as key instruments for marketing via internet.

AmbieSense Ltd joins NBCC

- AmbieSense Ltd has joined the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) due to the membership advantages and networking possibilities that NBCC provides to their members.

The Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce's mission, is to provide a professional and social environment for business people who wish to be introduced to, and become a part of, the Norwegian-British business and culture community.

TechFest Festival (Aberdeen, 22 Sept, 2006) -

AmbieSense presents the company: "Talk while you walk - pop while you shop". TechFest is the only annual Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics staged in Aberdeen, Scotland open to children and adults of all ages. The AmbieSense educational, tourist, and shopping solutions were shown and demoed. We would like to thank the TechFest for the invitation and opportunity. Read more...

BBC Radio, MacAulay and Co (Scotland, 2 Nov, 2005) -

Early morning lectures may be a thing of the past. Students will soon be able to have their lecture notes sent by text. Ayse Goker is guest in the MacAulay and Co show. Listen more...

Evening Press (Aberdeen, 1 Nov, 2005) -

Phone messaging has revolutionised the way we contact each other. And now it could change the way we learn too. One city university is researching a quirky new way to get lecture notes - through mobile phones. Read more...

Scotsman on Sunday (Scotland, 30 Oct, 2005) -

STUDENTS at a Scottish university are to have their lecture notes sent to their mobile phones in a pioneering bid to replace paper handouts in classes. The system, called AmbieSense, uses hi-tech chips in lecture rooms that are capable of beaming information to mobile phones nearby. Read more...

BlackBerry Awards (London, 27 Oct, 2005) -

Ayse Goker is one of the finalists in The Blackberry Women and Technology Awards. The awards recognise excellence and outstanding contributions to technology made by women and is be presented at a prestigious ceremony on 27 October 2005 at the Riverbank Plaza Hotel in London. The eight categories recognise individual contributions to the corporate, public, SME, and academia, as well as recognising the best female technology journalist and role model. Organisations also have the opportunity to take home an award on the night with a category recognising the technology company most committed to advancing female talent. Read more...

Press and Journal (Edinburgh, 3 Sept, 2005) -

The Royal society presents awards for research done in Scotland. Innovation and research were recognised in the presentation of awards at the Scottish Parliament 3 September. Read more...

Youris.com (Internet, 29 July, 2005) -

AmbieSense – the personalised E-guide. Guidebooks’ days are numbered. Tourist offices should be concerned. Time Out and the like should worry too. People will no longer need them for directions or to arrange their evenings, whether at home or abroad.Read more...

EuroNews (TV, Internet, 6 Jan, 2005) -

Is the traditional guidebook under threat? That’s the question raised by the emergence of AmbieSense wireless technology, tested on the streets of Seville, in southern Spain. Read more...

Press and Journal (Scotland, 3 Jun, 2004) -

Phone study signals new move for information. Researchers at the Robert Gordon University yesterday revealed a development which we believe could revolutionise the mobile phone industry. The end product, AmbieSense, comes in the form of electronic tags which send relevant information to mobile phone users as they come into the range of the signal. AmbieSense is a small wireless tag mounted inside furniture, a meeting room, a shop window, or on the street. Read more...