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[web-bluetooth] [Use Case] Bluetooth bike locks

From: Google <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:38:00 +0000
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mfoltzgoogle has just created a new issue for https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/web-bluetooth:

== [Use Case] Bluetooth bike locks ==
One scenario that might deserve an entry in the [use cases document](use-cases.bs):

There are three "dockless" bike share services in Seattle which allow anyone with a smartphone to rent a bike for 30 minutes or an hour.  This is currently done using a native app that works as follows:

1. App downloads a map of available bikes nearby
1. User finds a bike, scans a QR code on the bike to get an unlock password from the cloud.
1. App uses BTLE to send an unlock request to the electronic bike lock.
1. A successful unlock is reported back via BTLE and the bike is reported unlocked to the app, which starts the rental.

Similarly, I believe locking the bike signals the app via BTLE that the rental has ended.

With Web Bluetooth (and other Web APIs), this could be done using a Web app.

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/WebBluetoothCG/web-bluetooth/issues/380 using your GitHub account
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