Why bother stalking somebody when you could simply just keep them digitally trapped and all to yourselves? Already creeping you out a bit? Good, keep up kids. We have seen all of these normal day to day things begin interacting with our smart phones and technology in general from cars to home automation. One thing that needs more interaction is nature because trees and bugs are stupid. Tōd recognized this need by making markers that can interact with the everyday world.
There are a couple of different ways that Tōd interacts with smart phones and can be used to benefit you in everyday life. One quick way that you can use Tōd for is to attach it to your dogs collar. You set the range of when you want to be alerted for when Fluffy steps outside of a perimeter and you save yourself a crying wife and a lost dog. Along with setting a range of what you want to be alerted on, you can also be given “last known coordinates” that allow you to find the last location of the marker before it was lost. This means if you attach the tracker to your wallet, you can access a drop pin marker and see the last known location (the Miley Cyrus concert) to locate whatever you lost.
If you have trouble with texting or calling while driving, Tōd can actually be programmed to force your phone into hands free operation when you are around it. That means by placing it in your car, you will insure that you never text and drive again. Tōd is actually open source so it can be programmed to do some pretty cool things. If somebody is ever dumb enough to have you as a speaker at an event, you can actually use one of these markers to share your presentation with anybody in a certain radius of Tōd. There are a lot of different things that allow this little gadget to be used in creative ways which allow for huge user flexibility. Tōd actually met and exceeded its goal on KickStarter (actually almost doubled the goal) and will hopefully be going into production soon.