Concept

Everything will be connected with everything over the Internet.

We believe a new world of Internet of Things (IoT) is fast approaching.
However, don't you think sometimes the future moves too fast, and that we feel left behind?
That's why we decided to stop the future from walking ahead on its own.

Project Linking is starting.
It is a place where software creators and hardware creators meet.
It is a playground for making things. A place for experimenting.
If you think of an idea, let's just make it.

If there are 100 people, you will get 100 unique creations.
We are now living in the "can-create" age.
So, what are you going to create?

Link Creativity

Project Linking

Project Linking Concept Movie

About Linking

Device developers, application developers, and also users.

Through making and using things, everyone is connected.
The Linking platform links the acts of creating.

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Device developers
Developing a BLE device that conforms to the Linking API makes it possible to work with applications that support Linking.
Application developers
Developing an application that conforms to the Linking API makes it possible to work with BLE devices that support Linking.
Users
Many different uses are made possible by freely combining devices and applications.

Devices- Devices that can be used -

Tomoru

by Braveridge Co., Ltd

This is a simple IoT device that lights up in response to a smartphone application.

Pochiru

by Braveridge Co., Ltd

This is a simple device containing a button.

Sizuku

by Braveridge Co., Ltd

These are three devices, each with different functions.
LED, THA(temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure sensor), 6x(acceleration and gyro sensor)

Tukeru TH

by Braveridge Co., Ltd

Tukeru TH is a device with built-in humidity and temperature sensors. The device has a clip and can be fastened to hats, clothes, and bags.

BLEAD-TSH-LK

by HOUWA SYSTEM DESIGN K.K.

BLEAD-TSH-LK is an employee ID card and IoT M2M beacon.

new Furueru

by Braveridge Co., Ltd

IoT device that vibrates in response to smartphone applications.

Board for apps developers

by Braveridge Co., Ltd

BLE board equipped with various hardware for developing applications compatible with Linking.
Functions: LED, buttons, vibrator and sensors(acceleration, gyro, orientation, temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure)

BLEAD-LK-S

by HOUWA SYSTEM DESIGN K.K.

BLEAD-LK-S sensor device.
Built-in sensors of acceleration, gyroscope, air pressure, temperature, humidity and LED.

- Devices that can be created -

In Project Linking, the API is made available, and fellow developers are enlisted to join in creating new devices and applications. Developing a BLE device that conforms to the Linking API makes it possible to interact with applications that support Linking.

Download API

Applications- Applications that can be used -

Linking

This is an application that achieves interaction between smartphone applications and external BLE devices.

Linking

Shabette-Concier

When you get close to devices,
your favorite character talk to you.New

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i-concier

NTT DOCOMO i-concier is a service that notifies the user of timely information matched to the user's life style, the area lived in, or the current location.

i-concier

Email

This application notifies a device when email arrives.

Emai

Phone

This application notifies a device of incoming phone calls.

Phone

i-channel

DOCOMO distributes news, weather, entertainment, sports, horoscope, music, magazines and other information to users of the i-channel service.

i-channel

Schedule & Memo

An application for schedule and memo creation and management.

Schedule&Memo

IMAKOKO Notification

Allows users to easily send short messages to inform the people they are due to meet of their current location.

IMAKOKO Notification

Find Runners!

There are many runners, but you can't find the runner you want to cheer on? Consider your problem solved! Users can detect registered runners nearby.

Find Runners!

Automatic Remote Lock

When the link to the Linking-compatible device is broken, the smart phone screen is automatically locked using a security application function.

Automatic Remote Lock

Stay With Me (for your things)

This application sends notifications to prevent losing your belongings.

Stay With Me (for your things)

Stay With Me (for your kids)

This application sends notifications to prevent to lose your child.

Stay With Me (for your kids) Stay With Me (for your kids)IOS
App Store

Weather Information

This application sends weather information to the BLE device.

Weather Information Weather InformationIOS
App Store

The Quickest Retweeter

This application notifies a device when a favorite pop star or subject of your affections makes a new Twitter post. Instant notification gives you the chance to be first to retweet!

The Quickest Retweeter

- Applications that can be made -

In Project Linking, the API is made available, and fellow developers are enlisted to join in creating new devices and applications. Developing an application that conforms to the Linking API makes it possible to interact with devices that support Linking.

Download API

Terminals- Terminals that can be used -

Linking can be available on the terminals below

Smartphone

Smartphone

Wi-Fi STATION N-01J

Wi-Fi STATION  N-01J ※On sale in Mar. 2017 (tentative)

Kids' PHONE F-03J

Kids' PHONE F-03J ※On sale in Feb. 2017 (tentative)

Project Team

*As of October 19, 2016

FAQ

Q
What is Linking?
A
This is an application with functions for achieving interaction between smartphone applications and external BLE devices. If the devices and applications support Linking, they can be used in various combinations.
Q
Can Linking be used on both Android and iOS?
A
Support for both of these platforms is planned.
Supported platforms: smartphones and tablets (AndroidTM 4.4 or newer, iOS9 or newer)
Q
Are there differences in use between Android and iOS?
A
Use of Linking-conformant applications and devices differs depending on the hardware platform.

Android
Interaction between the service application and device is set in the Linking application. Both a service application and Linking application are needed.

iOS
The Linking functions are built into a Linking-conformant service application. Details of device interaction are set in the service application. Linking can be used with the service application alone, without needing a separate Linking application. Management of interaction with the device is set in each service application.
Q
Is there a fee for use of Linking?
A
There is no charge for use of the Linking application.
*Packet communication charges may apply to downloading of the Linking application. Use of services that make use of Linking may incur charges set for each service.
Q
How do I go about developing a Linking service or a conformant device?
A
The Linking API is available from the Linking developer site ( https://linkingiot.com/en/developer/ ).

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