ART+COM recently released a new version of Hoccer for Android, which now has a more orderly, modern user interface and also allows "dragging and dropping" content like pictures, songs, contacts and other data from one phone to another - without connecting the two phones via Bluetooth. As a matter of fact, the content is shared through the Internet - instantly. Initially, the exchange only worked with catching and throwing gestures that facilitate data transmission primarily in larger groups. With the new dragging option, the user also receives detail information about the status of the transfer since the operation is based much more on the interaction with real objects and flows generally smoother.
A typical situation in which Hoccer simplifies communication is when distributing a presentation directly after it was given. With Hoccer the digital files are just thrown into the audience by performing a motion as throwing a frisbee. People standing nearby can then raise their phones like catching a ball to receive the data. For the exchange of contact details or photos, the new "dragging" function is used, as it ensures the one-to-one communication between two handsets. For security reasons, a third person trying to gain access through the server, will immediately abort the transfer.
Hoccer works as a location based service which shares content between devices nearby only. However, it might not a good idea anyway to share confidential information this way but for an easy file exchange of photos or similar stuff, it's quite funny to use
Hoccer is available from the Android Market at no costs and should run on any Android smartphone runnung Android 1.6 or better.
Cheers ~ Arne