Physical Web GSoC project based on the Physical Web

The Physical Web is an approach to unleash the core superpower of the web: interaction on demand. People should be able to walk up to any smart device. People should be able to walk up to any smart device - a vending machine, a poster, a toy, a bus stop, a rental car - and not have to download an app first. Everything should be just a tap away.

The number of smart devices is going to explode, and the assumption that each new device will require its own application just isn’t realistic. We need a system that lets anyone interact with any device at any time. The Physical Web isn’t about replacing native apps: it’s about enabling interaction when native apps just aren’t practical.

The Physical Web Project is the Google Summer of Code proposal for university students interested in developing applications around that technology. The Physical Web Project, while making use of Physical Web software, does not develop the Physical Web code-base itself. Physical Web is an open standard that everyone can use. By creating a common web standard that any device can use to offer interaction, a new range of services becomes possible. Instead, the Physical Web Project works on extending the Physical Web system with open source software enabling open source applications.

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  • beacon
  • web bluetooth
  • physical web
  • bluetooth


  • Other
  • internet of things
  • beacons
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Physical Web Project 2017 Projects

  • Gerard Rovira Sánchez
    Geographical Memories
    Geographical Memories is a social platform to share travelling memories. By using Physical Web users are able to showcase their thoughts about...
  • Vipin Raj KP
    Hospital Routing using Physical Web Beacons
    This project aims at building a solution wherein a user can easily navigate inside hospitals using an application in his/her smartphone. The...
  • Gerard Farré Gomez
    My meteorological station
    My meteorological station is a project that consists of building a homemade meteorological station using physical web beacon and raspberry pi. The...
  • Mohammad Kayali
    Physical Web Museum Backend
    The aim of this project is to implement a backend for museums & exhibits that utilizes Physical Web technology. The backend will allow visitors...
  • Savidu Dias
    Smartphone Auto Settings Project
    The primary principle of the project is to allow the user the ability to switch to any setting on his/her phone based on location (identified by...