FloJack: NFC for iPad / iPhone @Flomio

Adrian J Cotterill, Editor-in-Chief

Those folks who went to #ScreenmediaExpo earlier this year may have seen Flomio, one of the vendors taking part in the NFC Bootcamp.

Flomio co-founders Richard Grundy and Tim Ronan, reached out to us this week to tell us about a Kickstarter project they’ve setup.

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects and one that we’ve had a keen interest in since it started (we tried to get Kickstarter along to #DSInvestor in October, unfortunately with no success). We’ve already contributed ourselves to a number of Kickstarter projects – most excitingly for us at the moment is the Brydge + iPad – which should, together with the iPad 4’s that Santa brings, give us an alternative to carrying around our MacBooks.

Anyway, Flomio’s Kickstarter project is for an NFC accessory for iPad and iPhone, called a Flojack that may allow for exciting interactive signage solutions for very little money.

As is the way with all Kickstarter projects, Flojack only gets funded if all the money needed is raised and at the time of writing 211 backers have pledged USD 14,114 of the USD 80,000 needed (there are still 25 days to go til’ Monday Nov 26, 11:59pm EST).

It’s an interesting and well thought out idea and if all goes well, then Flojacks will be shipping by March 2013.

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