Connectivity on Location: My Options

Connectivity on Location: My Options

A prototype console for connectivity
A prototype console for connectivity

Now I just had to find a way to enable passersby to connect to the Taza display via their phones.

My starting assumption was that people would want to do this.

Makes sense, right?  People are clearly obsessed with their phones: heads tilted down, thumbs flicking screens, always.

So wasn't it safe to assume that people would want to use these beloved devices to make a Detour Guy move his flag?

At this point, you may be saying, "No way. Not my phone." 

Now I get that. Then, I didn't. 

I thought that all I had to do was cobble together some connectivity options into a small, easily-accessible control panel.

A tap, or a swipe, or a click -- or even just proximity -- would facilitate a connection between a passing phone and the Taza display. 

Plenty of technology buzz confirmed my assumption; plenty of new technologies were promising to help make that connection: between people, their phones, and what you wanted to connect them to. 

Just to make it interesting, I started with the newest, sexiest connectivity option: an iBeacon. 

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