PRLog - May 10, 2012 - LEHI, Utah -- Personal Connectivity is about to go to new heights thanks to the team at Rowdy Robot. In the collaborative workshop of this creative technology team, you can find projects from robotics, interactive toys, web applications to notebooks that chronicle the ideas that stream from a place they lovingly refer to as Nerdvana. This group of Software, Electrical and Hardware engineers based in Lehi, Utah focus on bringing simple, useful and flexible technology to everyday life. Over the last 10 years the team at Rowdy Robot has built and expanded on an idea that thanks to the emerging Bluetooth 4.0 standard has come to life in the tōd Smart Beacon and App at http://todhq.com
Connect Your Life to the Digital World with the tod App and Smart Beacon
In looking at other accessories on the market the team at Rowdy Robot noticed that most accessories were created with specific uses, offering minimal functionality and hefty price tags. Instead they've focused on an accessory that’s infinitely configurable enough to keep it out of the junk drawer and off the nightstand as it can always be in use. With a price that’s affordable enough not to require budgeting to get a few of your own.
At the heart of it all is the tōd Smart Beacon a Bluetooth 4.0 Accessory that was designed to take the power and functionality of your mobile devices, and the web, into the world around you. With the tōd Smart Beacon, the Rowdy Robot team has created a truly flexible and highly configurable accessory that connects your actions and the things you love to your digital world. With tōd Smart Beacon you can keep track of things, automatically trigger messages, alerts and updates, and send emails when things happen or don’t. With plans for an array of sensors and add on modules, the tōd Smart Beacon almost needs a cape to match its super power possibilities.
The singular tōd App from http://todhq.com is launching with 10 Default Interaction Templates titled Perimeter, Locate, My Social, Notify, Let's Play, Engage, In Crowd, Mingle, Feedback and Build. With names that echo their core functionality the Rowdy Robot team seems to have covered the gamut of everyday uses.
Jon Prevo, the driving force behind tōd with 18 years as a Software Engineer, along with Don Mallicoat as Marketing VP, and Lead Engineer Dr. Michael Kroll from Zurich have taken this project as far as they can on their own merits and resources. The team has created and validated the electronics and are ready to launch into full production. To realize their goals and finalize development of the app, software and API Rowdy Robot has taken their idea to the crowd funding website Kickstarter.com.
Through the aptly named “Connect Real World Actions to Mobile Devices and the Web” Kickstarter project (For details visit http://www.kickstarter.com/
The team has put together some great rewards for their supporters that range from $5.00 up to $1000.00. While they are projecting a retail price of $39.00 you can currently pre-order a tōd Smart Beacon of your own for as little as $28.00 in a 10 pack or $32.00 for a single tōd Smart Beacon and App. This modest price point is a far cry from some existing offerings that offer singular or minimal functionality. As a project supporter you can also can also offer requested feedback on a variety of design, software and app options as well.
As of this writing, the project has hit 65% of their goal and is well on their way to success with 24 days left. Add your name to the list of global supporters that share the tōd vision, and pledge support in the no-risk Kickstarter system today to create your on Internet of Things and Actions.
For more information you can follow them on Facebook/todhq or on the web at todhq.com You can Pre-Order your tōd Smart Beacon at http://www.kickstarter.com/