Emerging context frameworks enable Websites to interact with the Internet of Things directly from the browser; however, Websites must be specifically designed to utilize such context framework support. As such, the majority of “legacy” Websites remains context-unaware. This paper presents an open approach for dynamically injecting context-awareness capabilities into legacy Websites on-demand, without requiring browser extensions, proxies or Website reengineering. Towards this end, we developed an extensible Bookmarklet framework that serves as a conduit between the user’s browser and a server-side repository of enhancement plug-ins, which can used to dynamically augment any 3rd party Website with new content, adapted behavior and context framework support.
Links: Paper, MobiQuitous 2013, Darren Carlson, Lukas Ruge. This work was jointly sponsored by the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore and the Ambient Computing Group at the University of Luebeck.
Paper Accepted at Mobiquitous 2013