BlueRendezvous: Simple Pairing for Mobile Devices

A major user experience challenge for Smartphones and other mobile devices is to find ways that allow users to dynamically interconnect devices in a quick, simple, and intuitive manner. BlueRendezvous is a prototype application for the SmartPhone that greatly simplifies the Bluetooth discovery process. BlueRendezvous also makes it extremely simple to connect devices in different ways or for different purposes. For example, users can employ the same basic mechanism for mutual sharing of contact information, one-way sharing of images, or establishing a longer-term relationship between devices.

This document presents currently implemented scenarios as well as alternative embodiments, extensions, and design scenarios that we have invented.