Hi all, sorry if I’ve posted this in the wrong section, but I’ve been a
lurker for a while here and I’ve been working on a project that I though
the DM community could give me some great feedback. :)
I’ve been developing a mobile app that uses QR codes to sync Bluetooth /
WiFi peer-to-peer connections. I believe that are loads of uses for this
type of “quick and easy, snap photo to connect” idea, but the use I’ve
been working heavily on is multiplayer gaming.
The premise is that a game developer would be able to make use of my
API, such that within their app a user can host a bluetooth connection
and encode those connection parameters using QR. Following that, another
user would be able to use the their Game App or my App to scan the QR
and immediately join that local game instance. Once in game, my API
would pass back a simple publish/subscribe communication socket for
sending data between the devices.
There are upsides and downsides to this technology. The upside is the
quick and hassle free connection for the user - there is no need to
discover devices or navigate through a list of games to find your
friend. The downside is that the user would need to download my app in
order for this connection to work.
Does this sound like a platform you might use? Is there another use for
this technology that you can think of?
Any feedback will be appreciated. :)
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