RFID Gets Tagged
Once used just to track packages and high-dollar medical equipment, RFID is now becoming more commonplace in everyday life. And tikitag wants to make it even more of a fixture telling users to "build your Internet of things."
Essentially, tikitag lets users associate objects with Internet applications and access those applications via one touch. Basically, a tikitag smart sticker is attached to an object and when that sticker is tapped to the USB reader the computer brings up a Web site or application linked to the sticker. For example, affixing a tikitag smart sticker to an animal toy and touching the sticker to the USB reader can bring up the live Webcam feed of the zoo if the user configures it to do so.
To get started, users just select an application, customize the contents of the application (e.g. link) and place the sticker on the USB reader. From there, the sticker will forever be associated with that specific app.
The tikitag starter package includes one reader and 10 smart stickers for just under $50. That includes access to the tikitag Website and to tikitag applications. Boxes of additional stickers can be purchased separately.