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From the creators of devRant, Pipeless lets you power real-time personalized recommendations and activity feeds using a simple APILearn More
What is a social beacon?
mishaor19133ySo you can activate a beacon and the color would be selected automatically (also it will be visible in web)
What do you mean by the Term beacon in this context?
pmso4193yI think a Bluetooth beacon, like an iBeacon
drtokky2173yI love bacon 🥓 :)
makarand6433ySo you mean if there are enough people we can use this app to convert their cellphones to individual pixels. To form an image.
Sounds interesting. But...
how are you going to identify each one of the node?
What if they change their place
what is the use to the general people?
What problem(s) of users are you going to solve with this app?
joas20243yYou could transfer information with light, although I don't think modern smartphones has fast enough sensors (eg. camera or light sensor) for the information to not be visible blinking.
Other problem is positioning which is probably the use-case you are planning to use the beacons. Currently there's no sensor in any phone that could differensiate distances by calculating delays of light beams as I'm aware. Triangluation would also require multiple beacons.