Date Added: Jul 2010
Future Web applications will increasingly require real-time data from the physical world collected by a myriad of sensors and actuators. Currently, integration of such devices requires customized solutions due to the lack of widely adopted protocols for devices. Because the Web architecture offers a high degree of interoperability and a low entry barrier, the authors propose to leverage the Web to build hybrid applications that combine the physical world with Web content. Their paper builds upon recent developments in Web push techniques and extends them for embedded devices with a RESTful messaging system.