A new smart beacon has been created called Tōd (pronounced “toad”) which can be used to connect real world actions directly to your smartphone, using Bluetooth Smart 4.0 connectivity. With an adjustable transmission range from 3 to 500 feet.
Tōd is now currently over on the Kickstarter website, where its looking to raise $50,000 to help it make the jump from concept to production. Watch the video after the jump to see its designers talk you through the benefits of the Tōd smart bacon device.
The has been developed, designed and created by Rowdy Robot, and allows you to automatically set configuration changes to your devices on any core proximity event, and can even interact with your social networks if desired. Rowdy Robot explains:
“For quite some time we have wanted to extend the functionality of the mobile devices we already own by being able to connect our projects to the web.
We experimented with a variety of options including Arduino, Active RFID and a few RF based technologies to create a smooth, seamless connection to a mobile device. These approaches had their strengths, but they were also too large, power hungry, expensive or complex to accomplish our goals.”
The Tōd is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to design. So if you think it is something you could benefit from, jump over to the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Tōd become a reality.