Framework for developing socially aware close-proximity applications (2008)

Comm.unity is a software framework in development, which is intended to allow developers and researchers to easily create applications that are proximity aware and socially aware, and can run on a large set of existing consumer devices. It implements a wireless, device-to-device information system that bypasses the need for any centralized servers, coordination, or administration. It also supports the social learning and user profiling features described above, and designed to span an extensible set of radio interfaces (WiFi, Bluetooth, IR, etc.).


  • Aharony, N., and Zigelbaum, J. Comm.unity: leveraging social and physical proximity. Proc. CHI EA ‘09, ACM (2009), 3497-3498.


Nadav Aharony, Jamie Zigelbaum