Following our article on the Internet of things, Is the Internet of Things (IoT) the next big tech revolution?, here is an example of a day to day product that has been revisited and turn into a new product idea. Our clients Robert Hill and Richard Hill have developed the World smartest kettle: The Appkettle
It provides a complete interactive experience for connecting multiple users – via Wi-Fi – anywhere in the home or office. The Appkettle is controlled via a ‘live’ Smartphone app, with variable temperature control, smart scheduling, timing and keep warm features for perfect tasting beverages, whilst saving precious time and energy consumption. The Appkettle technology also includes volume-sensing features, an industry first.
The next step is a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for developing a prototype hardware and software through to a cloud based system, with testing, tooling and logistics encapsulated into the Kickstarter goal.