CodeChat 051 - Thali: Who Needs a Cloud Connection!

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When Matt Podwysocki (@MattPodwysocki) added a todo item on one Android device and we watched the data synchronize and then quickly update on another, I have to say I wasn't so impressed. But when he told me than neither device had an internet connection, my interest was piqued.

Thali (thaliproject.org) is an experimental framework that allows mobile devices to discover and connect directly to one another. It's based on direct wifi, which has been around for a long time, but utilizing it inevitably involves a lot of ceremony. Thali does away with the ceremony.

Matt explains it all very well in this episode of CodeChat. Enjoy.

As always, leave a comment below with your ideas or feedback. You can always find me online at codefoster.com or on Twitter @codefoster.

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    Thali: th as in think, a as in alternate, l as

    on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marathi_phonology and i so the word rhymes with Lee as in Bruce Lee. It means mealplate, as intended for lunch or dinner, so when you visit Mumbai, you must order vegetarian or non-veg thali for meals, otherwise you'll usually end up with too much junk food snacks. Also if you mix up the Marathi l with the English l, then on the positive side small children will like you as a fun person.

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    jomit

    Very interesting !!

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