A few month ago, I’ve discovered a great project that just started on Kickstarter : HidNSeek, which was an innovative tracking device, based on Sigfox. If you read my blog, you probably now that I am a big supporter of Sigfox and I find their approach very smart. I met the HidNseek team during the last Connected Object conference, and we immediately had a good fit.
HidNSeek is a GPS tracker, and thanks to Sigfox, the energy consumption is very low and you can have several monthes of activity without charging. The other advantage is that you don’t need any GSM subscription, while having a good coverage .
The campaign was successful, and I’ve proposed to help them and support the development. I will take part of the mobile client development (iPhone/Android) as well as the backend, and use my previous experience both in mobile and big data to make this a great product.
The traction is incredible, and there is a lot of great on-going discussions with potential partners and customers, beyond the initial Kickstarter campaign in the #IOT field.
I am a strong believer in the potential of connected object not only in B2C markets but even more in B2B.
So let’s wait a little bit to see the first results of these efforts coming into the market…..