The future of apps

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  1. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone think it's possible for these apps to realistically be developed one day?

    -Garage door opener
    -Keyless entry for car (for most newer models)
    -Universal remote (tv) without external add ons

    Thoughts?
     
  2. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    1. yes
    2. already done.
    3. yes

    check out the Viper car alarm for iPhone.
     
  3. gosabres1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wonder if it will happen for most newer model cars?
     
  4. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    OnStar has keyless entry, keyless car start, and car specs monitoring.
     
  5. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    i think its def feasible...they just need to be implimented. what ever device the car would have to have would have to operate in the cell freq or wifi/bluetooth freq.
     
  6. ddoolin macrumors regular

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    I think they can operate with some RFID or something like that, specific to your car.
     
  7. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    About a year ago, I saw some mention of work being done on an "iKey" (the actual word iKey is trademarked by different companies) where the iPhone could disarm a house alarm, work as a remote, work as a RFID badge at a company, provide proximity detection so if someone walks off from their computer, it would lock their machine, etc.

    Since that Slashdot article, I've not seen much since. I'd love the idea though, and it could be done in a decently secure manner, mainly by finding a way to key in a code offline, and pair the devices up similar to a Bluetooth pairing. The latest Bluetooth standard supports very low voltage/small battery uses, so even that might be usable. This way, once the devices are paired, it would just take an app launch to open something.
     
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    One device that controls every bit of security in your entire life? That sounds smart...
     
  9. Block macrumors 6502a

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    The third one is already semi-possible via an add-on.
     
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    ADT has a nifty app that allows you to arm/disarm your system, turn on lights etc. I'm still kind of amazed that I can deposit checks from my phone.
     
  13. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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    I think the future of apps is here already. (grammar wut)

    There's not really that much to be developed...even when it comes to adding new features to a device and utilizing those features in an app, we are pretty limited in what's to come.

    If we are talking about a smartphone specifically. Pretty soon it will all be embedded to the brain and everything will be integrated augmented reality.
     
  14. gosabres1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You would think an easy way of doing a garage door opener app could be set up through your WIFI??
     
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