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About

Explore the magic of #hexology, a new form of networking and social interaction that exists in real-time and space; for you, your hobby or your business, to inspire, meet and connect with people in the world around you!

Suddenly, the gap between the online digital world and the real physical world is gone, #hex is working non-stop, constantly sharing and connecting. Simply, compose a message using our free app and send it to #hex, it's as simple as posting a tweet.

Imagine a layer of digital information floating in the air around you, and in this magical world you might find music, literature, a photograph or video. #hex brings this vision into reality!

Whether you’re on the street or at a trade show, share something for work or something about you. #hex opens a window for people to look through and see your display of content, and if you find something you like then leave a message inside their #hex too!

For any occasion, #hex has an organic tactile pebble-like feel that sits warmly in the palm of your hand. Wear it around your neck, in your pocket, on a keyring or in your bag.

All without the use of the internet, so #hex will work in a cave, on a mountain or at sea - no data charges apply when sharing text with #hex.

Sharing your content is quick and easy to do, and once you are live you can spread-the-word and invite people into your #hexology.

#hexology empowers you to enrich the experience of being in the real world, and enables people to connect, discover and share. How you use #hex is completely up to you!

Real life-stories about real people, find out how you might use #hex too!

“They said I would never make it because I was Scottish! 18 months later I was on stage with Eminem.” Hip-hop artist Gavin Bain aka Brains McLoud, believes #hex wil help musicians build deeper relationships with their audience. Read Gavin's story..

“The Fintech Times exists to give entrepreneurs and businesses with great ideas and incredible technology a voice.” CEO, Katia Lang, plans to use #hex to share real-time news to the community of people in the world around her. Read Katia's story..

“Art is more than just a thing, it is an experience.“ Artist & Creative Director Keith Khan plans to use #hex to enrich the visitor experience at the exhibitions he creates. Read Keith's story..

”hex is my own personal PR assistant that works 24/7.” Jack Gassmann is a specialist with an award-winning ability who plans to use #hex to promote his amazing talent. Read Jack's story..

”#hex puts the magic of being at an event back into reality.” Events Organiser Zee West, plans to use #hex to boost networking, communication and direct marketing activities at her events. Read Zee's story..

’With #hex, people who pass me in the street can access my social media whenever they are nearby.” Singer, Songwriter Natasha Kirke is at the start of her career and plans to use #hex to engage audiences whenever and wherever she performs. Read Natasha's story..

”#hex enables me to communicate directly with potential customers before they enter or even see the shop.” Shop-owner Andrew Murray-Watson plans to use #hex to integrate his online website with the shop. Read Andrew's story..

Puts your story into the world without any need for specialist knowledge or other kind of infrastructure, such as the internet, or an online account.

Share a message on one day and then a different message on the next day, the powerful combination of #hex and our free #hexology app creates a flexible environment, enabling you to create, share, lock, discover and delete messages inside #hex.

Built for speed, #hex is constantly broadcasting, sharing and connecting to deliver a snappy user experience, which is why we decided to supply #hex with a wireless charging station that doubles up as a wall-mounted power point.

Powered via micro-USB, the base station gives users an option to run #hex whilst connected to an electricity supply, so that your #hex is on a constant trickle charge for continuous use.

Magnets hold #hex in place, so it can snap-on and snap-off with ease. It's a flexible an efficient way to manage an installation of multiple #hexes on location.

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An LED lights up when #hex is discovered, read and whenever a new message is stored.

Designed and developed using quality components, #hex is optimised for power efficiency and will run for 3-5 days on a single charge.

Built from the ground up, our #hex prototype has successfully passed a series of robust stress tests. As a method used to identify programming errors, we built an iOS app that executes a sequence of randomly selected commands for an indefinite period and fixed every error we found..

This video shows an iOS app reading and writing user generated content to #hex.

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Since the Android beta version of #hexology was released and work on an iOS version began, we’ve been working on our next update which, is built on a completely new codebase.

Introducing a new interface, the latest version of #hexology has evolved out of valuable insights we gained through your feedback.

Reading and writing media into #hex is just the beginning, #hexology also enables you to read and write media into outdoor locations for people to pick up when they enter a GPS location.

A built in QR and Barcode reader gives users command to read and write your own media into any QR code or Barcode. Whether you generate a QR code inside #hexology or hi-jack one that is already in circulation, adding your own media is quick and easy. #hexology gives everything you need to enrich any publication with media.

To develop #hexology we have organised focus groups, created treasure hunts, arranged parties, built virtual tours and participated in large scale events; and in this time we have gathered the insights needed to develop #hexology into a service that really works for you!

Try our FREE Android app, iOS coming soon!

Magic that empowers you to reach out and connect with people in the world around you, #hexology provides us all with a way to find out more about each other, wherever we go!

Compose a message, add an image, a video via Youtube, audio via Soundcloud and share it with #hex. Filling the world with valuable information about who we are and what we do will enable connections to happen which under normal circumstances, might never begin.

#hexology exists to enable you to share your message in the #realphysicalworld, tell us who you are and what you do and we will feature an article about you on our website.

It's our hope, #hexology will empower a #superconnected community spirit, enriching the world around us and encouraging people away from their computers and back into the #realphysicalworld.

Our prototypes have been successfully tested and a beta version of our free app is on the Android Play Store. With so much work already done, we’re on track to:-

There are so many ways you can use #hex, in retail, hospitality, exhibition or home automation. With so much potential we want to:-

We aim to empower and serve our community by providing a platform you can really use. To support you in your plans to develop bespoke solutions we want to:-

Your pledge will help raise the funding to manufacture our first order of #hexes. Yet our Kickstarter is also about making friends, collaborating with developers and building a community.

Learn more about the CoderDojo #hexpack and #hex developer rewards!

Find out more about The Humanitarian, Entrepreneurs, Event Planning, Creative Agency & Client rewards. If you are interested, please get in touch to see how it will work.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have helped us on our journey, whose valued contributions have made #hexology possible:

Molly Reams Thompson, Zee West, William Farah, Paul Hayes, Darran Eteo, Stephen Amos, Noel Joyce, Martin Ambrose, Louie Blystad-Collins, Guillermo Quintanilla-Pinto, Mo Butlin De Wolff, Ian Butlin, Stuart Peoples, Savannah Pearce, Sam O'Brien, Nataly C. Torres T., Alexandra Peretin, Ruth Perry, Tom Clover, Francesca Spencer, Luke Denton, Jack Barton, Chloë Sheperd, Gavin Bain, Katia Lang, Thomas Morris, Brian Bovell, Natasha Kirke, Jack Gassmann, Keith Khan, Andrew Murray-Watson, Kelly Kithambo, Kirk Thompson, Simon King, James Thompson, Rosy Carrick, Gilly Smith, Katie Carmichael, Helen Guinness, Sally Hudson, Freya Billington, Abigail Davies, Bristol University, Brighton University, Wired Sussex, Brighton Digital Festival, The Digital Catapult and the SOSv team.

Risks and challenges

Battery life will depend on the frequency, duration and even colour usage of LED, it is also dependent on the number & duration of user connections. Whilst we are aiming at several days, it is hard to fully predict this until we test in the field with final hardware. We could address this with a bigger battery or dimming the LEDs.

The bluetooth part we have chosen has CE approval, and it is our belief that the finished hex beacon device will also pass CE approval; though delays may arise in the event that the device does not pass the tests.

The #hexology app will be distributed in the Apple and Google Apps Store. Whilst we do not anticipate that they will refuse or withhold distribution, we do not have control over their procedures and consequently, we cannot guarantee that they will publish our app. If this is the case, we would still publish the specification for people to use standard BT LTE function calls to access the device and build their own apps.

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    We'll work with you to harness the power of #hexology to your advantage, increase your reach; understand its effectiveness; raise awareness and increase the impact of your campaign!

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