Cameron Robertson is co-founder of Apigy, maker of the "Lockitron." Lockitron is a product that allows you to lock and unlock doors using only your phone.
In this talk, Cameron will tell the Apigy story, detailing how they went from nothing, to product.
The Apigy Story: Apigy began hacking on various hardware projects in the fall of 2009 after failing to gain any traction with our original software project. We were quickly drawn to the idea of internet enabling everyday objects. Many of our electronics have already begun to converge with our cell phones – keys seemed no different to us.
We’ve been working on Lockitron for just over a year now and we are starting to discover some really interesting things about the way users engage with the product. It turns out that Lockitron adds a new dimension of utility when it comes to accessing your business or home. Just as mailing floppy diskettes and compact discs prior to the mass adoption of the internet was an inefficient way to send small amounts of data, mailing or handing off keys sucks as a method of sharing access.
About Solid State Startups:
Solid State Startups make physical things. Things that hurt if you drop them on your foot. SSS is a place to share experience and wisdom that only comes from building stuff in the real world.
About our host Blackbox:
Blackbox is a Silicon Valley startup accelerator focused on helping non-US startups that strive to bring their products to the global market.
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