The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones has written a rather stimulating post about Chirp. It uses a shortcode broadcast via sound to broadcast images and data to smartphones that are listening.
The implications of this kind of technology could be far reaching. For instance, you could easily be ‘pushed’ particular sets of data when you’re on-site in a shopping mall or sports complex.
Could this finally replace the medium of Bluetooth for sending pictures to each other?
Or is this a solution looking for a problem? 😉
Have a read (and watch via the BBC site):
An app that transmits data via a burst of "digital birdsong" aims to simplify the way users share images and other files between smartphones.Chirp plays a two-second long noise that sounds as if it was made by a robotic bird. When heard by other devices it triggers a download.