“We found that when people work in their garden, go on a bike ride, or even mow the lawn, they don’t want to be hassled with getting the clicker out of the car, or carry a pile of keys with them,” said Steve Szymke, iOpener Developer.
Peoria, IL (PRWEB) June 18, 2013
Electronics company HiQ Automation has developed a new smartphone application called iOpener that gives homeowners the ability to open their garage doors with only their phones.
The iOpener, launched June 1, uses Bluetooth and not radio frequencies to open a garage door with a smartphone. Last week, more than 500 residents of Fort Gordon, Ga., experienced issues opening garage doors due to frequency interference from testing for a new land-mobile radio system at the post.
To operate the iOpener, users attach the device to an existing garage door lifter and download a free app to control the door. The iOpener also includes a security feature that allows individuals to give a code to whomever they want to have access to their garage. Up to eight devices can be connected to a single iOpener.
Developers Joshua Gramlich and Steve Szymke created the app when they noticed people always keep their phones on them. “We found that when people work in their garden, go on a bike ride, or even mow the lawn, they don’t want to be hassled with getting the clicker out of the car, or carry a pile of keys with them,” Szymke said.
Most garage door openers on the market use radio frequencies to open garage doors. The iOpener uses Bluetooth technology, which should allow anyone having problems with radio interference to open their doors without any issue.
The iOpener for Android can currently be downloaded from their website, http://www.hiqautomation.com. An iOS download is currently under development.
HiQ Automation's purpose is to make life simpler. We plan to become a market leader in convenient gadgets that are automatic, and can be controlled with our user's smartphones. We intend to use smart technology to bridge the gap between technology and people.