AllJoyn is a P2P networking development kit developed by Qualcomm.

The idea is simple, provide a singular communication bus that local devices can find and talk to each other on. But without the messy and slow handshaking over the internet via a server, whilst supporting many programming languages and platforms.

The idea is simple, provide a singular communication bus that local devices can find and talk to each other on. But without the messy and slow handshaking over the internet via a server, whilst supporting many programming languages and platforms.

Meaning? Superfast, super streamlined user experience.

We had a talk with Mitch Williams from QuIC (Qualcomm Innovation Centre) at Droidcon London 2012 about the technology. He showed us some Android apps running a demo that worked flawlessly and seamlessly. We were impressed!

What makes the technology impressive is, you need no internet connection, no expensive backend servers and the platform does not matter. Phones can quite happily talk to each other via bluetooth, WiFi or Local network. As AllJoyn is fully open source and licensed under Apache 2.0, there would be nothing to stop you expanding/implementing your own connection methods.

AllJoyn are running a peer-to-peer mobile apps challenge! To find out more click here.

Chris Jenkins (Developer)

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