DARTdevices promises seamless mobility, and flying pigs

DARTdevices makes a technology that allows data and apps on mobile and fixed devices to sync up.

The first Demo 07 pitch today: DARTdevices. The company makes a technology that allows data and apps on mobile and fixed devices to sync up. So if you have a laptop, a camera, a phone, and a PDA, you can share the laptop-connected printer among all of them, automatically sync pictures, and even run the same games.

Users can add devices to their "crew" of devices even if they don't have DART software in them yet. That's the magic part. Cute demo tidbit:the presenter says, "If you think true mobile interoperability will happen only when pigs fly...", then he unveils two plastic pigs with wings that are embedded with "$1 Bluetooth chips." A button press, and the wings start flapping.

I talked with the DARTdevices CEO yesterday. He told me about the architecture of this platform, and how it can spread virally among devices you have access to. Which, of course, led to an interesting discussion on security. We also discussed the fact that apps have to be written for the DART framework--Photoshop, as it is today, isn't going to run on your Blackberry. But there's a lot here, and it's potentially disruptive (in a good way). We'll look into it more.

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Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.


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