has anyone thought of this for an app or plugin?
decided to share my next great idea with all of you!
has anyone seen or know of any posts for software that would match the following description (searching has been fruitless):
A plugin for front end or standalone app that is made solely to share services between carpc users. I am imagining being able to share message level data and stream content between two or more carpc installs. carpc user x is driving in proximity to carpc y. x has a radar detector, a 3G broadband connection, lots of movie and music, etc. car y wants to access those services and that content. car x might run the server-side of said app and car y might run the client-side of said app. while car y is running the client and within range of x, car y could see all (and subscribe to) services that car x decides to share.
Imagine being able to share radar detector alerts in a convoy of carpc users (search: valentine 1 virtual display or check out the new escort 9500i), or let multiple users share 1 persons net for minor web updates (email, weather, etc), or watch a movie that another user has shared, or listen to music that another user is listening to or has shared. The list goes on and on... transfer files, share camera streams (i might finally get a glimpse of what is causing all the f*%$#@! traffic jams!) including video conferencing between one or more clients carpcs, voice conferenceing, IM, think multiplayer lan games for passengers, etc, etc.
I realize saturation of the app would have to reach a certain point before all the features could truly be realized or maximized.
Thus, ideally, this app would be a standalone app that would play nicely with all major front ends as a plugin (sdk, skinable, launchable, configurable, etc). It would be nice if it could use any currently existing technology or application functionality, such as ichat for the vid-conferencing, blah blah.
I'm with Sama, write it in Java!
I am thinking that a wifi 802.11g/n AP would need to be in the server-side vehicle so that client apps could connect and be on a WLAN with the serving host.
I could really see this as being a killer app... one that kills drivers who try to use it while driving! a good majority of functionality (sharing content, games, etc) intended for passengers, with some left for drivers (message based communiques).
What do you think? Discuss...