HELSINKI, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Biisafe Buddy, a stylish smartphone accessory for easy location sharing, reached its $35,000 goal on the crowdsourcing platform Indiegogo. The project is still open for 13 days and will close on the 24th of December. The product is currently available for pre-order at $35. It will be available in March 2014, with a number of early shippings in February to the first Indiegogo backers.
BiiSafe Buddy enables easy and quick location sharing with just one press of a button. The location update is sent to pre-selected contacts who can see it on their mobile in a map view. The location can also be shared to Facebook.
The solution can be defined as a personal safety device, bringing peace of mind when for example moving alone. It can also be seen as a parental device as kids can easily "check in" with just one press of a button, replacing the need of a phone call or a text message. BiiSafe Buddy works with smartphones, iPhone and Android, over Bluetooth 4.0.
"Crowdsourcing has been a very positive experience for us. We have been able to pre-test our product idea before entering the mass market. We have got very positive feedback and some great ideas for future development. Reaching our goal on Indiegogo shows that people look for ways to make their every day life easier and less worrisome. I believe that BiiSafe Buddy's versatile functionalities is one thing that has attracted our backers on Indiegogo. Beside enabling easy location sharing BiiSafe Buddy also tracks one's keys or phone, making sure they are never lost again," says BiiSafe's CEO Jouni Suutarinen.
BiiSafe Buddy on Indiegogo:
BiiSafe offers mobile based safety solutions and related accessories for consumer and corporate use, at a great value price. Its applications are meant for personal safety and home monitoring. BiiSafe Buddy is a stylish smartphone accessory for enhanced personal safety.
Jouni Suutarinen, CEO