Friends and family can now instantly connect to your home WiFi network.
- May 8, 2014
-- A Houston couple and freelancing team launched WiFlyr after months of asking the same question: "What's your WiFi password." WiFlyr is an NFC-enabled poster that connects smartphones to the local WiFi network instantly. It combines design and technology to make welcoming friends and family over even easier.
The phrase, "Home is where you WiFi connects automatically"
shows a change in the way people think and interact. WiFlyr seeks to help make those connections effortless. With an Near Field Communication (or NFC) tag that is programmed for the owner's home WiFi network, the WiFlyr connects any NFC-enabled smartphone to WiFi. When visitors hold their phone next to the WiFlyr, the NFC tag sends a directive to their smartphone with the name and password to the home's WiFi network, and connects on its own. No more spelling out or displaying your WiFi password required.
WiFlyrs are currently available online at http://wiflyrco.bigcartel.com
. There are three designs for the launch of the company, centered around the idea of welcoming friends into your home. As WiFlyr expands, the creators will be working with other artists to create new designs for the smart posters. WiFlyr is also on Twitter.
WiFlyr is the creation of Richard Phillips and Adana Washington. Both work as freelance graphic designers and web developers with over in the Houston area. After months of couch surfing due to financial hardships, the two sat down and asked themselves how they could make things easier for others. With some brainstorming, research and testing, WiFlyr was born.