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Re: Request for interested participants in an Health & Welness Web Apps W3C community group

From: Lopez de la Fuente, Jose Manrique <josemanrique.lopez@andago.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:49:28 +0200
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To: "Nilsson, Claes1" <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>
Cc: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>, Micheil Smith <micheil@brandedcode.com>, Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com>, "public-device-apis@w3.org" <public-device-apis@w3.org>, "Kristensson, Andreas" <Andreas.Kristensson@sonyericsson.com>, ian.hay@orange-ftgroup.com

Privacy and security issues are also things we would like to consider.

Best regards,

2011/6/30 Nilsson, Claes1 <Claes1.Nilsson@sonyericsson.com>

> Hi,
> Sony Ericsson is also involved in the Webinos project, is a member of the
> DAP WG and is also a member of Continua. Within Webinos we have defined a
> general high level API allowing Web Applications discover and access local
> and remote resources, through standard or application defined APIs. We have
> also specified a generic high level API to retrieve data from discovered
> sensors.
> We consider the request for a W3C "Health & Welness Web Apps  W3C community
> group" interesting. It is important to provide reasonable "easy to use" APIs
> for web developers to discover and access sensors, that hides underlying low
> level discovery and communication mechanisms. Furthermore, as Dave says, we
> need to address security issues, both related to privacy and related to the
> reliability of medical data.
> Best regards
>  Claes Nilsson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-device-apis-request@w3.org [mailto:
> public-device-apis-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Dave Raggett
> Sent: den 30 juni 2011 10:58
> To: Micheil Smith
> Cc: Josh Soref; Lopez de la Fuente, Jose Manrique;
> public-device-apis@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Request for interested participants in an Health & Welness Web
> Apps W3C community group
> On 29/06/11 19:43, Micheil Smith wrote:
> > I don't know too much on the specifics of hardware APIs, but what about a
> standard
> > way to communicate to bluetooth/usb devices from the browser?
> >
> > I'd imagine that it'd require binary support in the browsers (ByteArray),
> but then you
> > could implement all the parsing and protocol specific stuff at user
> level, outside of
> > the standard api definitions.
> >
> > This is sort of what we at pusher.com do with WebSockets, we provide an
> API on top
> > that sets up things like channels and implements an event style protocol
> on top of the
> > websocket protocol. This works really well because then you can have
> another service
> > that implements our subprotocol and can then hook into our service.
> >
> > I feel this sort of pattern would work quite well for a bluetooth / usb
> API.
> In the EU webinos project we are looking into web overlay models for
> discovery and messaging with devices with a view to applications for
> home networking. I built a NPAPI plugin to discover services over mDNS,
> SSDP (UPnP), SLP, Bluetooth and USB, see:
> http://www.w3.org/2011/04/discovery.html
> The next step will be to add mechanisms to locate and run service
> drivers matching a given service. These would be a mix of native code
> libraries plus scripts.  The aim is to allow third party components to
> support a simplified scripting model for use by regular web application
> developers.  Of course, security, trust and privacy are very important
> issues here, and are key goals for webinos. I am looking at running the
> plugin and the service drivers in a separate security context, e.g. a
> Firefox addon or Chrome extension. Applications wanting access to these
> services would need to get user consent, just as is the case today with
> access to geolocation. That is however, just the starting point for a
> discussion on stronger mechanisms for security and privacy for web
> applications as we strive to enable developers to create compelling new
> multi-device applications that fulfill the need for strong security and
> privacy.
> --
>  Dave Raggett<dsr@w3.org>  http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett

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