By Scott Newman
This week, we released a new application called Ambient Web for iOS to help you find and visualize nearby Physical Web places.
Open the app when you are in range of any Physical Web-enabled place or thing and you will see a card with its URL. Tapping the card will bring the web page to full-screen where you can interact with it like any normal web page.
Ambient Web discovers Physical Web-enabled places or things immediately around you and organizes their related web pages in an easy to browse collection so you can immediately dive in and start exploring your physical space.
About the Physical Web
Physical Web-enabled places or things contain special Bluetooth beacons—tiny radios that broadcast the unique web addresses for useful web pages and web services related to them.
More and more places—like transit bus stops, concert venues, sports bars and college campuses—are becoming Physical Web-enabled, giving you useful information about these venues, right at your fingertips.
Likewise, more and more things—like parking meters, vending machines, museum exhibits, and movie posters—are becoming Physical Web-enabled, giving you a much more interactive and personalized interaction with these objects.
For more information on the Physical Web project, visit the Physical Web Project page.
Create Your Own Physical Web Places
Beacons from Radius Networks support the Physical Web – you can even order one pre-configured with a URL of your choice.
Our beacons can simultanously support iBeacon™, AltBeacon™ and Eddystone™ technology, allowing you to reach your customers in multiple ways.
We’d love to know how you are using the application or how you think it could be even better. Please let us know!