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Wooshping launches Kickstarter campaign with Homebeacons

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Wooshping today launched its first Kickstarter campaign in the hope of developing a solution for parents of children who arrive home after school to an empty house.

Homebeacons are Bluetooth Smart broadcasters that can be installed discreetly at home. Coupled with an app, and the homebeacons service, the homebeacons can have an email alert generated and sent to the child's parents informing them that their child has returned home.

The main idea behind the service is to provide reassurance to parents, rather than tracking a child,  that they have returned home. The app runs passively and requires the child to do nothing, other than walk within a specific range (defined by the parents) of a beacon with their phone. It is an ideal solution providing the balance between giving growing children independence and trust, but also being reassured that they have arrived home.

Wooshping aims to raise £50,000 to develop the service, and mobile apps on iOS and Android, and in addition to early market access to the service for backers, is offering a few unlimited beacons for use in schools, offices or clubs.

For more information about Homebeacons and to see the Kickstart campaign click here.

Or alternatively you can visit the dedicated website for the project at www.homebeacons.co.uk.

 

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