“We set out to redefine how Bluetooth LE hardware and corresponding smartphone apps would be created and sold to consumers,” says Founder/CEO Mike Stemple.
Golden, CO (PRWEB) September 04, 2012
Mosoro™ (http://www.mosoro.com), a company that creates Bluetooth™ LE (aka Bluetooth Smart™, Bluetooth™ 4.0 or BTLE) accessory solutions for smartphones, today announced the company’s first three internally designed Bluetooth LE hardware accessories for iOS. All three new Mosoro products measure 38mm x 18.5mm x 15mm (~5% larger than a traditional LEGO™” brick), are powered by a micro USB rechargeable lithium polymer battery with “shake-to-wake” power support, feature a programmable snap-action button, and an RGB “glow-cap” for infinite color notifications.
Mosoro’s Bluetooth LE products leverage the powerful Mosoro SDK, which opens the floodgates to the hundreds of thousands of iOS app-developers to easily create Bluetooth LE app-enabled accessory solutions. All Mosoro Bluetooth LE products are open, allowing any app-developer to integrate one or more products into their app. Mosoro’s open hardware design provides consumers with real cost savings by allowing them to use multiple apps with a single app-enabled accessory. For example, the company’s 3D-Motion product can be used on a skateboard with one app, removed and attached to a golf club for use with a different app. Mosoro is currently working with a variety of well known brands to create smartphone apps that connect seamlessly to the company’s first three products.
“We are very excited to have some of the first Bluetooth LE consumer sensor products for iOS ready to go to market,” says Founder/SVP of Hardware Chris Stemple. “We are already working with some outstanding app-developers and they are creating some killer apps.”
Mosoro 3D-Motion - a miniature motion capture Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that contains an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and Bluetooth LE wireless connectivity. 3D-Motion attaches to to a physical object and over Bluetooth LE, connects to a smartphone app, that records how the object moves in 3 dimensions during use. Example uses range from simple motion or vibration monitoring (game controller or fitness monitor) to more complex motion recording capabilities (tennis, golf or bat swing). The sensor data can then be displayed numerically (amount of airtime while snowboarding), graphically (chart of how active your dog is) or rendered as a 3D model (accurately replay of a skateboard trick). Another use of 3D-Motion that current Mosoro app–developer partners are implementing is as an iPhone/ iPad game controller that leverages the precise detection of the controllers movement and snap-action button, extending the control of apps beyond the smartphone.
Mosoro Enviro - a miniature environmental capture device that allows a user to see their actual local weather displayed on their smartphone. The Enviro hardware measures temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure and sends this data to the smartphone over Bluetooth LE. The Enviro data can then be combined with the GPS position of the smartphone and stored on the soon to be launched Mosoro Cloud - creating the first solution of it’s kind for crowd-sourced weather.
Mosoro Proximity - a miniature proximity and motion detection device which can be attached to physical objects or used as a stand alone proximity “trigger” for smartphone apps. Current app-developers are utilizing the Proximity hardware for motion alert apps such as when an object (like a laptop bag) is physically jostled or becomes separated from the smartphone by a user selectable distance. Additional implementations utilize the Proximity hardware as a “triggering” mechanism for location aware apps. For example, the Proximity hardware is slatted to be deployed next to exhibits at museums allowing the museums smartphone app to detect which Proximity hardware the customer is nearest to and displaying relevant contextual information. As the customer walks through the museum, different content is automatically displayed without the user having to scan a QR code or tap a NFC chip.
“We set out to redefine how Bluetooth LE hardware and corresponding smartphone apps would be created and sold to consumers,” says Founder/CEO Mike Stemple. “Through our best in class Bluetooth LE hardware, which connect to smartphone apps leveraging our SDK, we provide app-developers, retailers, and consumers an incredible and first of it’s kind solution.”
Mosoro 3D-Motion, Enviro and Proximity Bluetooth LE sensor developer kits are currently available to select app-developers. To register as a developer, please visit the “Developer” section of http://www.mosoro.com.
Retail availability for Mosoro 3D-Motion, Enviro and Proximity Bluetooth LE sensors is scheduled for fall of 2012.
More information about Mosoro products can be found under the “Products” section of http://www.mosoro.com.
More information about Bluetooth™ LE can be found here: http://bit.ly/pilc5d.
Mosoro™ offers a turnkey solution for Bluetooth™ LE (aka Bluetooth Smart™ or BTLE) app-enabled accessories. We have created the simplest way for app-developers to maximize the number of apps available for the broadest range of Bluetooth LE hardware by combining an easy to implement SDK for iOS with premier Mosoro Cloud services. The Mosoro SDK creates exciting ways for app-developers to engage their customers by removing the complexity of integrating Bluetooth LE hardware into an app, while also helping app-developers become retailers through a turn-key mCommerce offering. Mosoro is based in Golden, Colorado and led by a successful team of repeat entrepreneurs whose past companies include; nReach, Skinit, Original Wraps, and Odojo. Mosoro is a developer partner of numerous carrier/handset providers and an “Adopter” member of the Bluetooth™ SIG.
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