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A Windows Mobile PDA application to play with the idea of using Bluetooth discovery for location-based reminders.
The aim was to try using the Bluetooth devices visible to my mobile phone as a way to implement a location-based task reminder system.
The idea is to assign some of your ToDo lists to people, and use Bluetooth to know when they are near.
The application lets you assign tasks in your Tasks list to Bluetooth device IDs for mobile phones and laptops. Then, when your phone sees that Bluetooth Device, it reminds you about that task.
For example, I could know that I want to talk to Will about a particular project. I can put this in my To Do list, but unless I'm actually looking at my To Do list when Will is around, it's not very helpful.
But with this app, I set my To Do list to remind me to talk to him about it the next time I am near him - the next time his phone and/or laptop is within Bluetooth range, the app prompts me with an alarm.
The extension was written for Windows Mobile 5/6 Pocket PC devices (with a touchscreen).
.NET Compact Framework 2 is also required.
My original blog post on writing the application.
Last updated: 28 May 2008
design: Dale Lane
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