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Chrome for iOS now supports the Physical Web!
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Here are a few examples of things we've prototyped using the Physical Web (includes videos)
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Introduction to the Physical Web (100 days of Google Dev)
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The Eddystone project is a new open BLE beacon format announced by Google. This post explains the format in simple bulleted points.
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My latest blog post: Jeeves must go. We are so enamored with allure of home automation that we're blind to not only it's deep downsides but the very practical and valuable things that we can do right now.
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I bought a 70s style 'corkscrew' vending machine because it was cheap and simple, I could just wire up power to the motors in the back and bypass all of the control circuitry. I did it all with a RPi wiring the GPIO pins to a relay board. The relays let me drive a big power supply that I needed to turn the motors.

As to the software, this ain't pretty but it should give you a start. High level description:
* The web node server serves up index.html (using express)
* It also opens a socket it expects to see from the RPi
* The RPi opens the socket and waits
* The web page just offers 4 buttons and does a unique GET action for each button
* When tapped, the GET goes to the server that sends something to the RPi over the socket
* All of the logic as to WHICH slot spins is on the server
* The RPi gets the message for the slot number and spins

Pretty hacky and lots of ways for it to be more robust, better, etc etc but it should get you started. Here is a link to my RPi node file, the web server node file and the HTML page used by the phone.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3177384/vendingmachine.zip
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Here's a link to my CHI keynote about bringing a UX approach to the internet of things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_ktouD6YM #ShamelessPlug
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A nice writeup the EddyStone beacon format. The Physical Web contributed the URIBeacon format to this effort, so nothing is different, we're just using this new expanded (and still open) beacon to discover URLs
Starting from right now, we're selling Bluetooth beacons with support for Eddystone, a new beacon format from Google! We've been working with Google on this project, and we're one of the very few companies that have been involved with the process for long enough to have native support ready for ...
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Apologies for the spam flagging on the community. I had no idea things were getting flagged so I just cleared many articles. Things that were >6 months old, I rejected as too old, sorry for the mix up
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A new RPi hub to control all of your devices in the home. Not much to see other than the video. I'm interested to see how it's structured.
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Education
  • Stanford University
    Masters Computer Science, 1984 - 1986
  • Stanford University
    Economics, 1979 - 1983
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Working on making the Physical Web happen
Introduction
Scott Jenson has been doing user interface design and strategic planning for 20 years. He worked at Apple on System 7, Newton, and the Apple Human Interface guidelines. He was the director of Symbian's DesignLab, VP of product design for Cognima, a manager of mobile UX for Google for 5 years, and a creative director at frog design in San Francisco.

As a battle scarred veteran of the software industry, Scott has shipped a consumer spreadsheet, been a part of 2 Mac OS releases, 5 Newton product cycles, 4 commercial web site revisions, designed 3 different mobile phone UIs, sworn at innumerable mobile browsers, and has over 20 patents.
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I'm the guy who added "Bragging rights" to G+
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Product Designer
Employment
  • Google
    Product Strategy, 2013 - present
  • Jenson Design
    2012 - 2013
    Consulted for a couple of early stage startups
  • frog design inc.
    Creative Director, 2011 - 2012
  • Google
    Manager Mobile UX, 2005 - 2011
  • Jenson Design
    Principal, 2002 - 2005
  • Cognima
    Design Director, 2001 - 2002
  • Symbian Ltd.
    Director Product Design, 1998 - 2001
  • Jenson Design
    Principal, 1996 - 1998
  • Apple Inc.
    UX Designer, 1988 - 1996
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Lovely old hotel with updated clean rooms. We were in the 'new wing' with nice rooms and modern bathrooms. Like any old hotel, the walls are a bit thin so you can have noise problems but we've found this true for nearly every place we've stayed in Yellowstone. Unfortunately, the internet situation is much worse. There is no wifi but some of the rooms have ethernet so if you have the plug you can get connected. However, be prepared, it is dead slow and costs $12/day. I'm not really upset at the price, but I would expect it to actually work if you're going to pay. You can do email, but anything involving audio is nearly impossible.
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Great fresh food across from Moscone west
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Great shop, fit me in and did a simple repair quick and fast. Also made sure I understood what he was doing so I could do it myself in the future. Helpful, friendly, and clearly knows what he is doing.
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Chicken gyro was tasty
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Went there based on two lists claiming it was the best breakfast in Vegas. Service was great but the food was a bit of a let down. Their signature dish, the "Grand Cru" pancakes were built up to be these amazing over-the-top pancakes but were just basically chocolate chip pancakes. They were ok, but they were far from over the top. My wife's scrambled eggs were left under the lamp too long and were dry and hard. I'm giving it 3 stars as it *is* a decent place, maybe we just hit a bad day, but this is definitely not the 'best breakfast in Vegas'
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I stayed here for CES as it was the last place I could find. When I arrived: * No sheets on the bed (when pointed out, they handed me an extra sheet) * No shower curtain * Very strong chemical smell (I had to run the fan for hours) * Tiny, cheap, scratchy towels * They force you to pay upfront (never a good sign) This is a huge low rental complex for people down on their luck. The ones I talked to were very nice. However, I was propositioned in the parking lot and I was told to always close my hotel window (by a nice tenant) as there is apparently a big problem with robberies. When I asked the front desk about this issue they said not to worry as "most people here are packing"!!! While checking out I overheard the desk clerk discuss with a permanent tenant the apparently long term issue of cricket infestations. There was a list they were signing up for to get fumigated. My guess is that is what I smelled when I first checked in. On top of it all, this place costs $220/night! (with taxes and fees, it was listed at $170) They are clearly taking advantage of the huge influx of people to CES. Needless to say, next year when I go to CES, I will book earlier and never stay in this place again.
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Excellent pizza!
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