Kfar Saba, Israel (PRWEB) January 17, 2012
Ofer Leshem has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his new Desktip project. Desktip is an innovative tool that, once plugged in, simplifies access to social networking, news, email, and anything else the user configures it for.
“I am incredibly excited to finally get this project up on Kickstarter,” says Ofer Leshem, Software Engineer and designer of Desktip. “While there are smart phones that can offer a similar experience, this simplifies things further, making the internet more accessible for everyone.”
The Desktip has seven illuminated buttons that can be configured to different internet services including Facebook, Twitter, POP3 and Web Mail, RSS feeds, or any other online service. When there is an update at any of the configured services, the corresponding button will illuminate and remain that way until the user visits that site. These buttons can also be used as a shortcut to these services, instantly opening them with a single press. The Desktip will also summarize all the updates a user receives while they are away from their computer.
“I wanted to make something anyone could understand, from the tech savvy youth to their not so savvy parents,” states Leshem. “Ebay, Facebook, email, Google – all of it at your fingertips. Anyone who frequents different internet services will find the Desktip incredibly useful.”
Desktip is also easy to customize. Each button on the device is a magnet, which can be swapped any time the user wishes to reconfigure Desktip to include a different service.
“Everyone can compile up to 20 magnets where they can insert websites and services of their choice. The personalization of the magnets is included in the Desktip price". Updating the software side is as easy as editing the details for the button,” says Leshem. “Because Desktip utilizes open source software, adding new services is easily done using XML files.”
Leshem hopes that with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign, he can get enough funding to put the finishing touches on Desktip. “We have a working prototype. It still needs some fine tuning, but it works. The software is in its final stages too. Once the project is funded, we will create a website to allow switching services and different updates to the Desktip software.”
The basic version of Desktip may be prepurchased from the Kickstarter page for $35, and will retail around $49 or more. The Desktip will also be available in unique versions in Chrome or Gold.
About Ofer Leshem
Ofer Leshem is a 37 year old Software Engineer who lives in Kfar Saba, Israel. He hates computers but loves to use them, along with state of the art technology, to create different, unique and one of a kind projects.
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