appcessory

appcessory

(APP acCESORY) A physical device and counterpart application for a mobile device. Toys and fitness products, such as robots, planes, pedometers and heart monitors, are examples. Typically controlled via Bluetooth, the terms APPCESSORY and APPCESSORIES have been trademarked by BBY Solutions, Inc. (Best Buy).
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On the back of this success a new genre of gadget has been born; the appcessory - a physical device working in conjunction with an app to give you an added dimension to your phone.
And an appcessory, a physical device that works with an app, can enhance that experience.
Sid Shaw, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com I expect 2013 will be the year of the Bluetooth low-energy or Bluetooth smart "appcessory" (smartphone and tablet accessories that use an app).
For heart rate zone training, however, you'll need a secondary device (sometimes nowadays referred to as an "appcessory).
The appcessory is a physical device that interacts with an application, giving another dimension to your smartphone.