How An Open System Helps Us Build A Closed One

Or, why the Barnes Wearable Project chose Android

Lukas Thoms
Nov 3, 2016 · 4 min read
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  • Access the internet without carrying a phone
  • Keep users from opening other apps
  • Use bluetooth beacons to locate the user in the galleries
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The inside view of an Estimote iBeacon, which uses Bluetooth to allow our watches to know their location inside the Barnes’ galleries.
  • Functioning on Wifi without being paired to a phone
  • Access to Bluetooth location technology via beacons
  • Complete customizability of the app experience
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A summary of our needs for the Barnes Wearable Project.
A short demonstration of Android Wear’s forced relaunch capibilities.

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Thanks to Robb Chen-Ware and Shelley Bernstein

Lukas Thoms

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Product Manager, Squarespace Commerce. Co-founder @OutInTech. E-Commerce junkie. Occasional software engineer.

Barnes Foundation

Visitor experience, digital content, and strategy from staff and partners of the Barnes Foundation.

Lukas Thoms

Written by

Product Manager, Squarespace Commerce. Co-founder @OutInTech. E-Commerce junkie. Occasional software engineer.

Barnes Foundation

Visitor experience, digital content, and strategy from staff and partners of the Barnes Foundation.

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