AllJoyn by Mitch Williams

Notes from Mitch Williams’ talk about AllJoyn on the 1st day of DroidCon UK 2012.

“AllJoyn™ is an open-source application development framework that enables ad hoc, proximity-based device-to-device communication that is OS agnostic.”

There are other frameworks like DLNA, UPnP and Bonjour as well. DLNA would be a good choice if you only wanted to do one-to-one device communication. UPnP and Bonjour are missing a lot of the higher level communication compared to AllJoyn.

AllJoyn is multi-platform as a result of the native implementation being written in C++. The currently supported platforms are:

  • Android 2.1 and above
  • iOS
  • Window XP, 7 and 8
  • Linux
  • OS X

Source code: AllJoyn @ Github.
Documentation: AllJoyn Java docs.

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