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This modular location tracker from Jiobit is small and lightweight, making it easier for children to carry around.
Parents with toddlers know this too well. You turn around for one second and the next moment, your kid has run off somewhere. Jiobit’s co-founder and CEO John Renaldi shares his first-hand experience with TechCrunch.
The former VP of Motorola was at Maggie Daley park on a family trip when the incident happened. “Before I knew it – I can’t tell you how I got distracted – but in a sea of other children, I lost track of my son for 30 minutes,” he says.
Most of the location trackers in the market were big, bulky and not secure.
“I looked into all these products and they were all storing their certificate keys in the clear. They all were hackable,” he said.
So he built one for himself. To date, the device has raised $6 million since its founding in 2015.
The Jiobit tracker is small, measuring at only 37mm x 50mm. It is also very lightweight, lighter than 4 quarter coins. They didn’t go for a watch design because it can get bulky and some schools banned them as classroom distractions.
It comes with a built-in loop attachment for attaching the device to shoelaces, drawstrings or if carried in pockets. The secure loop, another attachment, allows you to attach it to belt loops, bag handles, buttonholes etc. This is a good option if parents do not want the child to remove it as it is a bit tricky to use.
“Everythingstoredatrest – bothonthecloudandondevice – isencrypted,” he explains. The company uses a tamper-proof piece of silicon on the device. It is similar to what’s used on iPhones for storing credit card payment keys.
Epson is a brand known for their reliable printers. The company has been in the business for quite some time and they have been successful for almost all the years.
Now, the company is expanding their repertoire. Epson has announced that they are entering the GPS race. And mind you, it isn’t your typical GPS device.
Size matter in the electronics worlds so looking for for the best home theater projector isn’t that far off. The smaller and the lighter they are the better. Though we don’t have to substitute size with features, but nowadays small devices can now have a hundred and one features that we’ve only imagined before.
Epson is set to release their GPS watch. It is touted as the world’s lightest GPS watch. This was designed for runners and offers them a more accurate readings and excellent battery life. it is a water resistant watch up to 50 meters.
You can view the full press release from Epson here.
Location-based applications that tap into a smartphone’s GPS and compass are becoming the most effective means of engaging an audience on the go. Today, Tagwhat announces the launch of its publishing platform that allows anyone to create and monetize their own location-based multimedia stories. Comprised of video, audio, images, and text, Tagwhat stories can be placed anywhere in the world for mobile users to discover.
“Today marks the start of a new mobile medium: Multimedia Stories at Places. We go to radio for audio, to TV for video, and now Tagwhat delivers multimedia experiences tied to places on the mobile.” said co-founder and CEO, Dave Elchoness.
How does it work? Visit http://publish.tagwhat.com and follow a few easy steps. I think this can prove to be an integral part to mobile users as they visit physical locations, both as a learning medium and as an encouragement to go outside and explore.