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This article was published on April 16, 2009


iPhone Prototype uses RFID

iPhone Prototype uses RFID
David Petherick
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Scotsman David Petherick is a director & co-founder of several companies, and provides social media strategy & visibility services. Scotsman David Petherick is a director & co-founder of several companies, and provides social media strategy & visibility services. David became known as ‘The Digital Biographer’ after a 2007 BBC radio interview, speaks Russian, wears the Kilt, and is a co-author for the books 'Age of Conversation 2.0, & 3.0'.

Adding an RFID reader to an iPhone allows all sorts of possibilities, and this video shows how everyday objects can trigger a video related to that object.


iPhone RFID: object-based media from timo on Vimeo.

In the example, with an RFID reader attached to the iPhone, when holding the iPhone in close proximity to a certain object, that object tells your iPhone to play a particular preloaded clip.

There might be any number of nice applications where content could be pushed to a phone to act as, say, a flexible museum guide, or instruction manuals or videos could be played to remind you how to program your washing machine, or even cook a particular dish.

Originally Found by Gizmodo