Comments on: HotSync for Free at JFK Through AdAlive

AdAlive, who announced a few months ago that they would be creating a network of free Palm Internet access-points in airports and other public areas, has made their very first ones immediately available at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York through billboards at the American Airlines terminal. The connection is made through infrared and the beta of a free software app (approx. 300 KB) that can be downloaded from the company's website.
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if only in my city

I.M. Anonymous @ 2/13/2001 4:20:10 PM #
I think that this is a really good idea for people who live around high traffic areas. I am from Philly and travel between Philly and Harrisburg often. If this service was available at train stations as well as airports this would really catch on on realy using Palms and CE's as true mobile devices.


I.M. Anonymous @ 2/13/2001 7:58:58 PM #

Coolness. I've always looked forward to seeing something like this in places like airports, train stations or other travel destinations. What's better than to get city information without having to bring along a tour book, or read updated news articles on those long, boring layovers.


The app is pretty large at 300k (time to give more brains to my trusty ol' IIIx?). If there aren't enough stations, this may potentially end up being another long line to wait through.

More air/train terms!

STrRedWolf @ 2/14/2001 1:29:24 AM #
That's great! Now they need to put 'em into Amtrak terminals like BWI or Union Station DC. Would love to try 'em.


I.M. Anonymous @ 2/14/2001 7:21:45 PM #
The software license and other site information make no guarantees of protecting user privacy.

My nasty suspicion is that AdAlive is paying for this service by selling the information it collects from PDAs

RE: Privacy
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/15/2001 3:58:16 PM #

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Lim Meng Shi @ 2/15/2001 6:24:56 PM #
Using IR isn't going to make this very popular if a lot of people are queing up for the service. Moreover IR is slow (No 4Mb/s iR yet for Palms) - it is going to kill the next guy in line if someone has a lot of AvantGo channels to download.. This is a stop-gap measure. Using Bluetooth is much more elegant - faster, not line of sight etc - you can create a circular booth & serve more customers. Obviously Palm will need large scale implementation of Bluetooth for this to take off & ideally with it built-in for new models & clip-on for older ones.


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