I am waiting for devices that will allow us to go beyond the limits of our capabilities – Rafal Cencora
Rafal Cencora – vice president of appHouse, where he is responsible for creating functional application designs and implementing innovative solutions in applications using external devices in the field of mobile health, wearable technology and anything that runs on BLE. The Mobile Trends Conference 2022 speaker's 3 questions focus on m.In. On its specialty, which is the use of wearables in „smart” solutions;.
He also presents the two sides of the coin he sees when analyzing beacons technology.
Beacons – hit or putty? What is your opinion on this technology?
Beacons KIT! But only as technology that has been created for these devices in the media. Most people I've talked to about beacons by the term "beacon" mean tracking/navigation in confined areas without access to a GPS signal, as such bluetooth navigation.
Half of them immediately want to make millions by implementing and creating special apps in shopping malls and have people walk around the stores with their noses in their phones. Unfortunately, this is the kind of media portrayal of this solution that I think shows little of its use.
Beacons HIT! As much as possible, if we use it more as a tagging of places and areas without relying on messages informing us of the distance we are from a given device. The applications and possibilities of this Bluetooth low energy service called beacon are many, and showing the distance you are from it is, in my opinion, the least important and poorly performing feature.
My opinion on this technology: As I mentioned before, beacons are one of the BLE protocol services that, in my opinion and according to many experts in the industry, are opening up new possibilities in the field of internet of things. The massive implementation of this technology by mobile device manufacturers has led to a number of amazing solutions and devices based on BLE 4 technology.0;4.1 and the latest version 4.2. A number of companies have emerged that have enabled us min through this technology. use of home automation without the intermediary of external modems, as well as the emergence of a new field of wearable technology.
Smartwatches, smartbands, smartglasses… almost any gadget can now be "smart". Do you use such solutions?
No I don't use, for that matter I think solutions of this kind are more like toys for 30 minutes. I just don't have the need to know what my pulse is every 8 seconds, as well as I know simpler and cheaper ways to measure my body temperature than wearing a special T-shirt.
On the other hand, I think that slowly wearable technology, specifically the medical-related part of it, is moving in the right direction. What, for me, is a sensational channel for the development of this field, is the use of electronics technology and the possibilities it brings – creating devices that improve our current abilities as humans and develop them, rather than duplicating what has already been possible for a long time only in a different way. Maybe I absorbed too many comic books and movies with superheroes at a certain age and because of that I have this opinion. But let's take the example of a device presented by Evana Medical, thanks to which you can see the distribution of veins under the skin, or various types of prosthetic limbs that allow you to return to lost fitness and even go a step further. I am looking forward to smart devices for everyday use, which will allow us to go beyond the limits of the possibilities available to us.
For now, the large memory in my smartphone and fast internet will have to suffice for me :).
Will give a talk at Mobile Trends Conference 2022. What your speech will be about?
The topic is "Using Hardware in native, web, hybrid applications". That is to say, what opportunities are given to us by the various methods of application development, what are the pros and cons of each application, as well as which way to head as a developer.
Vice president of appHouse – a mobile software house dealing with mobile solutions for companies in the form of manageable and native mobile applications. An electronics – computer scientist by education, he has been involved with the mobile industry from the hardware side since 2001. In 2010, he took up designing and writing applications.
At appHouse, he is responsible for creating functional application designs and implementing new innovative solutions in applications using external devices in the field of mobile health, wearable technology and anything that runs on BLE. He also has extensive experience in project management is a certified innovation commercialization manager, certified scrum master. He is currently developing a startup „theappCreate” an innovative mobile platform for entrepreneurs.