Bluetooth Low Energy “beacons“ are used in connection with smartphones by shops, transport and many other vetical markets for proximity sensing and micro location. But there could be a more “personal“ use to this low cost technology.
IOT Design Shop, a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, has developed SIGNUL, a bluetooth low energy beacon made to automate personal tasks. SIGNUL creates micro location zones (geofences) that trigger a task upon entering or exiting a place (home, car, office, etc.): launch apps, send messages, open a website, etc…
SIGNUL was initially launched on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in November 2014 and the beacon ($50 apiece) is now shipping.
SIGNUL also announced today their integration with IFTTT Channel, allowing many more actions to be triggered by entering or exiting a zone defined by a SIGNUL beacon.