How Today's Sharpest IoT Brands Can Keep Their Edge
Last year, nearly 20 percent of U.S. broadband households reported owning a smart home device like a thermostat or a central home controller. By 2025, that's expected to jump to two-thirds of U.S. broadband households.
How Beacons Can Revolutionize The Mobile Customer Experience
Using Beacons to Interact with the Physical World Yeti recently released a post on The Physical Web which uses browsers such as Chrome to scan for URLs emitted from beacons. We’ve continued to experiment with beacons and explore possible applications for them. Beacons can create a better experience for consumers and provide companies with information about customer behavior. Companies have increased mobile app downloads by 600% after integrating beacons. This article is meant to summarize our discoveries and provide more information on beacons and their potential uses.
10-Tip Guide To IoT Product Design
When thinking about the future of technology, it's hard not to imagine living like The Jetsons in a utopian future, taking saucer-shaped aerocars from sky-high homes to three-day-a-week jobs. It's a wonderful dream, but the fast-approaching future of technology-infused life will contain a lot fewer jetpacks and many more solutions that quietly — almost imperceptibly — make life easier.
3 Strategies for Turning Your Product Into a Service
The United States is undoubtedly a service economy. In terms of total employment, manufacturing took the cake in 36 states in 1990; it dominates just seven state economies today. Unfortunately, that leaves struggling many product-based companies, which have had trouble breaking into the service sector. But the Internet of Things has changed the game. Now, thanks to smart technologies, it’s easy to see how a refrigerator, pair of shoes, or even a football helmet can provide a service.
360 Livestreaming with the Ricoh Theta
We had some time recently between projects to play with our shiny new Ricoh Theta, which we used to photograph the levels in our latest app, Tiny Eye. After a fun brainstorming session with some other Yetis (wherein we were mostly clueless as to the realistic capabilities of the Theta) about cool things we could do with it, we decided to start small and test out the livestreaming capabilities of the Theta - particularly how smooth the experience was with VR goggles on.