Ladies and Gentleman, we are excited and Bytelight is responsible. We are like giddy little school girls trying to hide our blushing faces and nervous laughter when a cute boy looks our way. Bytelight is a special LED light bulb, software, and app combination that allows you to set up a cloud system wherever the light shines. The app uses the camera on your phone to receive information sent through light. Already we feel like we need to sit down for a moment.
The possibilities are what have us so flustered. If a product like this is cheap enough for consumer use, it can not only be used to automate your home, but as a massive home resource. Have your kids check-in when they get home from school, access your grocery list in the kitchen, set reminders for television sports games, or create a network of interaction with guests in the living room. You can even create a digital version of the coveted Marauder’s Map from Harry Potter.
The indoor location aspect can be used by businesses in awesome ways. Museums can tell you the history of the exhibit you’re looking at through audio, image, or text file. Businesses can create indoor maps of where people and different services are located. Ikea needs this ASAP, so you can find the damn coffee tables without having to wander around for an hour. Scavenger hunts, interactive games, securing your data by physical location; the possibilities are near endless.They can even be used for robot butlers, in conjunction with Asimo! The robot will know how to navigate your house and receive commands through the Bytelight App on your mobile device. All Honda needs to do is include a tiny camera on top of Asimo.
If the world adopts this product like we think it will, it will be a game changer. The best part? Bytelight is open-source. Anyone with the will and know-how can create their own version and/or tweaks of the software. While the implementation might take a while, I firmly believe Bytelight will lead to the “world of tomorrow”. We’ll see you at our homes of tomorrow; you’ll be greeted by our bipedal robot butler, Woodhouse.