Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Physical World Connection Companies..Connecting A Mobile Phone With A Physical Object


When a display was added to the first mobile phone, a new media was created. Since then, Internet connection and a camera have been added that have created a new way to interact with the physical world.

Soon speech recognition will allow an additional way to browse the physical world too.

Every physical object will have a physical world hyperlink

That means every physical object will allow connection to a designated website and the mobile phone with it's physical world browser will be able to surf the "real world", the physical one.

I think you find THE NEXT GOOGLE in here.

Your ad could be here.

MOBILE BAR CODE COMPANIES

23half and their Thrrum Visual Browser
3GVision
5o9 Inc
Abaxia and their MobileTag
ABBYY
Active Print (Hewlett-Packard)
ActiveSymbols
Aeritas
Airclic
AlpsLab
Applied Digital Solutions and their VeriChip
Aura Interactive
Baracoda
BaToo
BeeTagg
BluePulse
BrandAttention
CamClic
[COD]mmunication
ColorZip Media
ConvergeLabs
CounterFight
DSPV
Daem Interactive
Denim Code
DiMoCo
Digimarc
Domino Solutions
Ecrio
Elcode
Evolution ViPR
Evryx
Exbiblio
G2Tactics
Gavitec
GenTag
GeoVector
GMedia
Google 2D Code
Google Voice
Hitachi
HookCode
Hypertag
Iconlab
Infokall
Innofone
Intelcom
Intellareturn's Append
Intrasonics
JagTag
Jaxo and their BarShow application
Kameleon
KoolTag
L.G. Electronics
Liquid Information
Luna Development
MBarc
M-Bar-Go
Matrix Solutions
MediaSeek
Mobicode
MobileAMA
Mobile Assets Corp
Hewlett Packard'sMobile Bristol
Mobile Discovery
Mobile Tag
Mobile2Win
MobilRelay
MobiMarketing
Mobot
Mobiqa
MyBestPrice
MyClick
MyMobileCast.com
Mytago
MyThum Interactive
NetInformer
Nextcode
Neven Vision
NewFound
NPCTelecom
nThrum
Nuance
Ontela
Kooaba and ooLink
OP3 and ShotCode
Opera
PaperDisk
PixeCode
PriceNoia
Psiloc
QuickMark
QMCODES
RealEyes 3D
Riya
SCANBUY
Scansoft/SpeechWorks
Secure Symbology
Semacode
Semapedia
Sintef
Skuair
SmartPox
SnapTell
Socket
SpyderLynk
SwiftPass
Tagit
TellMe
Trillcode
Tripletail Ventures and their VideoBarcode
Veritec
Tivik
Visual Magic
Vocalocity
VoiceGenie
VoxSurf
w3 Logistics Handyscan
Wappple
WideRay
Xerox
Xobile's Leapscan
XXTreme Measures
ZapCode
ZapLinks

List is not complete due to some companies wishing to remain private about their applications


If your company is not included, please send an email and I will be happy to include in this category.


Wouldn't your ad look good here?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of these companies will license paperlick and how many will try to get around it. The latter few will not succeed, especially after today's news.

sirshannon said...

Xobile is full of obscenities, yes... but not pop-ups.

Terence Reis said...

I wonder if Paperclick instance is positive in the long-run. There are no standards defined yet. The market, as it is, it's open to whomever provides the best business model - and this company will have an opportunity to set the standard. And where is this best business model? I can't tell by their websites, but as far as I can see, I haven't seen any of them trying to make good use of Metcalfe's law. Apart from Shotcodes, probably.

Scott Shaffer said...

Terence, it's obvious you've read Smart Mobs..so much still to come when things get connected

Anonymous said...

sorry, but what's paperlick, and what's "today's news" about? Just looking for clarification. Thx.

Anonymous said...

Now Mobot being acquired by NeoMedia; rounding out their IP to now include: barcode, RFID, voice, GPS, and now, image.

Anonymous said...

I agree with one or two of these companies making it really really big in the months to come.

Neomedia seems to stand a good chance with the patents revolving aroung connecting paper to the internet but I am not sure if the patents will stand.In Japan however, all this is being done quiet nicely using QR codes. I dont think any of the guys in Japan are paying any royalties to Neomedia.
MediaSeek seems to me to be the leader in this area right now and with their new English website, I believe they have designs to capture the European and US market. Scanbuy has some neat ideas but like NeoMedia all I see is application concepts and nothing else. None of them has any application in the market on any carriers rack.

I think the leader would be the company that gets to the market first and with a wide array of options. Neomedia acquiring Mobot is a step in the right direction. I have seen Mobot's application in action.. its really cool but there is still a lot of work to be done to make it release level.

Anonymous said...

What about a person being a physical world hyperlink? www.sixsense.com
People are physical objects too :)

Scott Shaffer said...

Sixth Sense is interesting. I don't know how well it will be received though.

There would have to be some type of "filter" on who can reach you.

Anonymous said...

PaperClick / NeoMedia has a long way to go.

There is a very well established couponing business in the real world, and plenty of digitial / mobile plays in Europe that have pre-existing technology. I'm not sure what, if any, lock they have on the business.

And standards are good, but suing the innovators and first movers is no way to get there or to grow the pie. But that is just NeoMedia's M.O.

It's the early stages, there are plenty of companies out there with excellent technology, smart business models and a "play nice" approach to the rest of the eco-system.

mike said...

Hi Scott, does M-cube going to VeriSign look like the first move out of the gate? I'm sure NeoMedia wishes they got M-Cube.

Scott Shaffer said...

mQube goes to Verisign for $250m, Motricity was bidding for it too. Verisign also got 3united and Kontiki.

Qpass goes to Amdocs for $275m.

Motricuty just did another money raise.

I don't expect these guys to be alone for too long.

They own Network365 and iPin.

The space is heating up.

Anonymous said...

so is Neom dead in the water???

Anonymous said...

ZapLinks (www.zaplinks.com) use colored circular images to connect mobile phone users from the real world to content on the internet. Since the image decoding takes place on a server, no client application needs to be installed on the phone. This eliminates one big hurdle for uptake of this technology.

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God!! How many companies are there? Anyways excellent post.

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