I can’t believe this idea hasn’t received more press considering how valuable it is – and how simple it is to setup. In the past, I’ve written about how you can tether your Nseries handset to your computer to take advantage of your GPRS/3G connection for Internet use. This requires pairing of the two devices over Bluetooth – and only allows a one-to-one connection. That is, you can only connect one laptop to a handset. If you and a friend are both traveling and struggling to check email at an airport or something, you’re out of luck. Joikuspot aims to solve this problem with a brilliant solution. It is an application that turns your Nseries handset into a WiFi hotspot. Now you can share your handset’s Internet connection with a few different machines – all over WiFi – no need for tethering and other miscellaneous setup. I’ve successfully connected both my MacBook and my iPhone simultaneously to get at content. (Technically, the iPhone was browsing over a 3G network!)
I wrote about Joikuspot setup on the Nseries Workshop blog.