Pixie Augmented Reality App for Finding Lost Items
Augmented reality mobile apps are becoming more common every day like Signal360, which uses AR and iBeacon technology to send information updates to smartphones based on GPS location to SmartReality, which shows 3D visualizations of construction projects on your mobile device. Now, there’s an AR app to help people find their lost items using bluetooth. In this JBKnowledge Tech Find, we’ll see just how that is done.
Pixie allows users to “literally keep tabs on their valuables”, especially small items, using an attachable bluetooth beacon. The beacons are just a little larger than a guitar pick, and can stick to any item such as a television remote or wallet. The bluetooth beacon sends its location to the mobile app and can be as accurate as a few inches from the lost item.
Bluetooth beacons are not a new innovation, but “Pixie stands apart with its iOS app, which lets people see the location of their tagged items with colored ‘Xs.’”
Pixie is available for pre-order at $40 for four pieces and will be available to ship this summer starting at $70. Bluetooth location beacons have the capability to be used in any trade or industry. If this small device can locate lost items through walls and infrastructure, imagine an app that can locate people or tools on a job site. These beacons have the potential to enhance work site productivity, and we’re excited for the future and number of other possibilities for this location technology.