uService at CeBIT 2012 – Easily create your own mobile app

February 7th, 2012

At CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany, the ITEA 2 project (http://www.uservices.de/) is going to showcase the easy creation of mobile services. You will be able to have a hands-on with the uService editor, create your own mobile app and share it with other people. Everybody can do that!

The CeBIT is world’s largest and most international computer expo. Please feel free to visit the uService booth at Hall 9, Stand F34 from March 6th to 10th. We look forward to see you there!

The uService project has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research under contract number 01—S0902F. German partners in this project are: Communology, DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), DLZ (Deutsches Lauftherapiezentrum), Orga Systems, Safran Morpho, University of Rostock.

Short project description

The uService project investigates the turn of mobile users into service super prosumers in order to benefit from the vast number of potential mobile services. These services can be consumed remotely by other users, in a simple way, with only their mobile devices. Mobile-to-mobile provision of this type of user-generated mobile services implies millions of potential sources with valuable information for the same amount of potential users.

Due to the particular challenge of the mobile environment, where device resources, interaction possibilities and user attention are much more restricted compared to the fixed, traditional Web environment, uService proposes a new way to look at mobile information services in order to solve this problem and deliver services that all users are expecting – above all the non-technical users. In the uService project, this type of service is called micro service or uService. These services are small, sharply focused applications with their own graphical user interface, which allow users to obtain and provide information – like opinions, recommendation, location or speed – to fellow mobile users.

The CeBIT 2011 is over. Welcome CeBIT 2012.

March 10th, 2011

University of Rostock

The CeBIT 2011 is over and we proudly showed what is possible with the WS4D frameworks. An Pulse/SpO2 sensor using 6LowPAN and a remote controlled window live from the Embedded 2011 were the highlights.
We showed the total lineup from small devices using the uDWPS up to the newest App for Android using the JMEDS Stack.
PipesBox was used to control the window via a twitter API. That was awesome. Feel free to use our open source stacks and get infected by the web service idea and get curious for the CeBIT 2012.

Security Extension for Mobile Devices in WS4D-gSOAP

December 13th, 2010

The WS4D group developed an alternative security profile for DPWS, the WS4D Security Profile. Its purpose is to enable mobile devices – such as smart phones or netbooks – to securely communicate over DPWS. An implementation in alpha state as well as documentation on how to secure your applications is available in the WS4D-gSOAP trunk. The highlights are

  • direct authentication between devices (no authentication server, no certificate authorities)
  • highly flexible authorization subsystem
  • in nearest future: fine-grained configuration of security constraints

Of course, we provide an additional version of the well-known air conditioner example – this time using the security profile’s implementation. Check it out!