September 29, 2006

Bluetooth Hotspot sends out Menu to Mobile Phones

9ce0c2540b05e998209f49968b667944_m.jpg The German student union of Studentenwerk Dresden and Haase & Martin GbR are providing University mess hall menus for mobile phones.

The Java programme called Mensa Mobil (mobile menu) contains the menu of 15 different food halls of Dresden Technical University, 14 days in advance. Students can choose the day and the cafeteria to be kept informed of menu selctions and prices as well as information about ingredients.

To install the program via Bluetoothm, a hotspot system called Bluebot is placed at the central mess hall of Dresden Technical University, next to the main auditorium. The Bluebot system locates all mobile phones within 40 meters. If users confirm a connection to Bluebot , the mobile menu will be installed within seconds for free.

Nearly 30 students install the program every day. [Press release]

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