Communicate with other local devices without any Internet support using BLE, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct.
Thali takes care of offline/online syncing by replicating JSON data and binary attachments.
To demonstrate the Thali Cordova plugin we created the Postcard app which sends messages or 'postcards' across mobile devices equipped with Smart Bluetooth. Postcards can be added, updated and deleted and any changes will be automatically synchronized across devices. Future plans for Postcard app are available as part of Thali developer stories.
Watch video of Postcard app showing Cordova plus Node.js all running on Android plus local peer to peer communication over BLE and Bluetooth to share content between phones.
http://bit.ly/28PBIBB. Rockwell was kind enough to invite me to fly out and give a short (8 minute) talk as part of their overall keynote regarding Project Stanton, Rockwell’s software that leverages Thali. You can see the whole Stanton keynote here. If you don’t know much (as I don’t) about manufacturing then it’s worth your time to watch the whole thing. It’s only 47 minutes. But it will teach you a lot about what computing looks like in factories, what kind of challenges folks in factories have to deal with and where factory tech is going. As someone coming from an Internet software based background it is a radically different world. In some factories the phone in someone’s pocket is one of the most powerful computer in the whole place! Check out 13:08 for the realities of trying to provide Internet in a factory. Kyle Reissner (the engine that makes Stanton go) starts his introduction of my part of the keynote here and the actual talk starts here. Read More ›