FIND, SECURE & CONTROL your Bluetooth devices with this smart & handy solution. Keep track of your stuff, control presentations & more.
Lupo - Keep track of your stuff
Lupo is so much more than 'lost & found'. Firstly, it will help you find, track and recover lost items, but it can also secure those items to prevent their loss in the first place.
Use Lupo to set anti-loss (out of range) alert and anti-theft alerts, including audible and visible alarms and/or SMS like messages, when you leave your objects behind or someone else moves them. In addition, Lupo can be set to automatically lock your computer when you step away from it to prevent data theft.
Lupo can be attached to almost anything you treasure:
Lupo - Control your world with it
With Lupo, you can also control all kinds of devices (smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC) via Bluetooth 4.0 and the Lupo App. We plan to launch the Lupo with a smartphone camera control app and an app for clicking through presentations. We expect there will be many more apps to come, and with the Lupo developer kit the possibilities are endless.
Lupo App is FREE for ALL our Kickstarter backers. Lupo App for iOS & Android phones and Lupo App for Windows, Linux & Mac desktops come free. This offer is for our Kickstarter backers only.
Features of the Lupo:
Lupo Finder: Find any Lupo or a device loaded with the Lupo App by calling it from your phone to activate Lupo’s audible tone and flashing LEDs.
Lupo Alert: With Lupo's Anti-loss alert you get notified on your smartphone as soon as any tagged item goes out of your pre-defined range.
You can also enable Lupo's Anti-theft alert to sound an alarm when any of your items are moved or touched.
Lupo Track: What if you still manage to lose something? Lupo has you covered. The app will record the last known position of a tagged item and show it on a map for easy recovery of lost items. When you declare a Lupo as lost, 'crowd sourced' searching is also enabled that puts other Lupos on the lookout to help find your item.
Lupo Lock: Lupo can securely lock your computer screen and save power when you walk away from it. Be it at the office or at a cafe, Lupo helps ensure your data is always safe.
Lupo Controller: Control the smart devices around you with Lupo’s Bluetooth 4.0 remote control.
We've pre-loaded Lupo with camera and presentation controls. Simply CLICK the button to take a picture or go forward on a slide, and FLICK (swing hand left) to go back on a slide with Lupo Gesture Control. Lupo is capable of much more, with Lupo SDK you can make control Apps for any Bluetooth Smart device.
The Lupo software development kit (SDK) provides everything needed to write custom apps for the device. With the Lupo SDK you can turn Lupo into the ultimate controller! Here are just some ideas:
Control music: You could make Lupo into a remote controller for music, including use of gesture control to change tracks/ music volume.
Games: You could turn Lupo into a Bluetooth joystick for mobile gaming, making use of the button and accelerometer features to control game elements. Imagine playing Ironman-3 on your iPad with Lupo!
Wireless mouse: You could turn Lupo into a point-and-click mouse, using Lupo's motion sensors to control cursor movement, and the device button to click open or close menu items.
Contextual apps: You could use Lupo to create apps for venues or events that would display custom messages on smartphones that come within range of a strategically positioned Lupo.
The SDK is designed for App developers to quickly build great Apps. You do not need knowledge of hardware development (or even Bluetooth wireless technology) to use the Lupo SDK. The kit allows you to configure: 1. Button press notification; 2. Accelerometer (3-axis data); 3. Proximity detection data; 4. Contextual/ micro location-based data. The LPDevice class we provide integrates a connection manager, so SDK users will not need to handle the CoreBluetooth library. We are also creating an App Store for Lupo so you can share your new apps with Lupo users. Read more about Lupo SDK in our Developer Blog.
Get it Now... Want to get your hands on a Lupo before the rest of the world does? Join to be our beta tester. Pledge for the Lupo SDK and you will be part of a lucky draw. We have reserved 10 pre-production prototypes of the Lupo which we will give away for free to ten of our SDK backers. These early samples will be delivered in the beginning of April'14 along with Lupo API RC-001 so that you can start building your Apps with the Lupo right away, right now.
Pledge for the Lupo today and collect your awesome rewards, at a special discount for Kickstarter backers only. Help the project by sharing with your friends and family. Get Lupo for yourself and tell your loved ones.
As a backer you will get to vote on new colors and features. You will not only have a choice to pick additional colors for the Lupo but also vote for new features to be developed, e.g. to control music. You get a say in what the Lupo could do for you!
Lupo is much more than an item finder. It is the first device of its kind to combine a usefully designed security solution and a remote controller.
Only Lupo lets you securely lock your computer screen as you walk away from it and also puts a Bluetooth Smart Clicker in your pocket for everyday use and is designed for creating new apps.
Stewart McGrenary (CEO of Freedom Mobiles) talks about the Lupo Technology.
Lupo Features Demo
Compatibility & Specs.
The Lupo App works on Bluetooth 4.0 (a.k.a. Bluetooth Smart / Bluetooth Low Energy) phones and computers only.
Phones & Tablets
iOS: Works with iOS 6 and above (iOS 7 is preferred).• iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S • iPad (3rd generation) and later • iPad Mini (1st generation) and later • iPod Touch (5th generation)
Android: Works with Android devices 4.3 and later which support Bluetooth Smart.
Desktop & Laptops
Most modern laptops and Macs have built-in Bluetooth 4.0 hardware. For older laptops and PCs it is possible to access a small-size, low-cost Bluetooth 4.0 dongle. You can add a dongle to your rewards for just £8. If you have any query about Lupo’s compatibility with your devices please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lupo Year 2014 Timeline
January: Final design specifications and test Lupo prototypes;
February - March: Crowdfunding campaign for Lupo, continue product refinement;
April: Manufacturing startup and product assembly;
May - June: Final changes to the Lupo App and optimizing software and features;
June - July: First batch of Lupo units delivered to early backers;
July - August: Deliver second batch of Lupo units to remaining backers;
Autumn 2014 onwards: Support Lupo users and stay connected. Our job does not end only after shipping the rewards to you. We look forward to working with the community to develop even more features and applications.
Lupo has been designed with passion and engineered with precision. Developed by an experienced team of members based in Glasgow, Dublin, Copenhagen and California. At Lupo our product design goal is not just to be different but to make a real difference to the life of an everyday Lupo user. This meant developing design specs., functions, hardware and software from the ground up.
Based on solid research
Developed at Strathclyde University and winning start-up awards from MIT and Nokia, the Lupo has years of research behind it. Lupo leads in key performance areas, such as:
1. Variable range settings. Lupo is the most advanced device of its kind to offer user-defined range settings for proximity notifications.
2. Battery performance. Using power management techniques developed through our research including varied low power cycles and Dynamic-z, Lupo improves upon Bluetooth Smart performance using software, hardware and firmware optimisation.
3. Utility. Lupo does not rely only on radio signal strength (RSSI) to trigger events. This means Lupo sets with more precision, and control when events are triggered (Lock device/ alert settings, etc.).
4. A Learning Algorithm. The Lupo technology is designed as a learning algorithm that gets smarter and more power efficient in use.
Lupo (formerly SmartTAG) took shape at Startup Weekend Copenhagen Mobility in 2012 where it won the Best Demo. After this the team went on to secure multiple awards including from MIT GSW, and Strathclyde Uni. Gabriel financing.
At the heart of the Lupo is a unique, patent-pending algorithm that makes the device smart.
Lupo hardware is based on the new and latest Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Low Energy standard. We have completed the full PCB design, tested and verified it.
The design of Lupo is focussed on user experience and usability. After brainstorming many design concepts we chose to go with Lupo's single button interface because it is intuitive and simple.
Lupo is not just smart. It's solid and robust too. Lupo will withstand everyday wear and tear, including a 36"-48" free fall drop onto a hard floor and will survive if you accidentally splash water on it. However, please do not go swimming with your Lupo! Lupo is dust and water resistant with IP54 standard and will be CE approved.
Our core team is based in Glasgow, UK. We are:
Raj SARK (Product & Hardware): Raj has been working in the wireless technology industry for more than five years. Raj is an active member of the start-up community in the UK, and had been selected as a MIT GSW Fellow.
Razvan MOCANU (Software & App): A naturally talented software developer, Razvan has been developing the Lupo software, product features and app to be user friendly and optimizing the power management unit of Lupo.
Nick DUDDY (Web & Mobile): Nick is in charge of ‘all things web’. An energetic member of the team, Nick helped launch the first version of the Lupo App on the App Store with great success. Nick is an online and SEO specialist with a passion for wearable tech.
Graphic designs for Lupo is created by: Lilian Ho.
What's in a Name?
We often get asked: how did you come up with the name Lupo? The name comes from Latin 'lupus' relating to members of the lupine family. These are animals with a strong 'sixth sense', a particular thing we humans do not have, but animals like a wolf or a dog does. The name Lupo reflects the goal of the device, to be a sixth sense companion to your daily life: remind you of things, protect your stuff and control your mobile world with the power of your new sixth sense.
Our goal with the Lupo has always been to develop a useful hardware product and a SDK to allow the world to build more Apps, which is why we are here on Kickstarter to present to you, your Lupo.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
To address project risks we have built, developed and tested a limited quantity of Lupo samples. The Lupo units in the video are actual working prototypes. They have been made with soft tools but carried out on the same production processes by which the first 1000 batch of Lupo will be produced.
Lupo runs the challenges of any such hardware development projects including possible production delays. We have however completed a solid Lupo product design that is ready for manufacturing. Our vision is to build the Lupo family of connected devices with your support and along with our backers.
The early bird Lupo is Blue.
The first rewards are delivered quicker than the more expensive £24 rewards. So I have to pay less to have it earlier?
Yes, the early bird gets the worm!
The £18 reward level is limited. We will be able to quickly ship the rewards to the early backers only. All early bird pledges are delivered first and are at special discounts.
The Lupo SDK package includes 03 colored units of Lupo + 01 Lupo hardware unit without casing for quick prototyping (effectively 04 Lupo units) + an extra battery pack + early access SDK along with Lupo App Development Tutorials and access to Developer Forums. Each Lupo unit on Kickstarter is £24.
So the Lupo SDK is virtually free to Kickstarter backers!
Yes, Lupo will be delivered to you anywhere in the world!
All Lupo will ship out by Royal Mail. International backers just need to add £7 extra for the shipping.
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Early Bird Lupo - Many thanks for helping kick start Lupo early. You will be the first to get rewarded with ONE Lupo at this special price. Note that Lupo is expected to retail for around £40. Approx. exchange rates: GBP £18 = US $29 = Euro €22Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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Lupo Kickstarter special: Receive ONE Lupo in choice of White, Black, or Blue color. This reward level is only available on Kickstarter. Note that Lupo is expected to retail for around £40. Approx. exchange rates: £24 = $39 = €29Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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Lupo Trio: Receive THREE units of Lupo in White, Black, AND Blue colours. This reward level is only available on Kickstarter. Note that Lupo is expected to retail for around £40 each. Approx. exchange rates: £66 = $108 = €79Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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Lupo SDK Pack: Get a mix of 3 units of Lupo + 1 extra Lupo hardware module (effectively 04 Lupos) along with an early access SDK. Use this to create your own unique apps with the Lupo. Approx. exchange rates: £95 = $155 = €115Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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Lupo Six Pack Early Bird: Get SIX Lupo's with in the full colour range: White, Black, Blue, plus three voter's choice of color. Note that Lupo is expected to retail for around £40 each, making this limited early bird offer a great value. Approx. exchange rates: £114 = $189 = €138Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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Lupo Six Pack: Get SIX Lupo's with in the full colour range: White, Black, Blue, plus three voter's choice of color. Note that Lupo is expected to retail for around £40 each. Approx. exchange rates: £125 = $206 = €150Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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Custom App: At this level we would provide support to deliver a custom Lupo proximity based solution for you. A custom message will be displayed on a user's smartphone when your mobile app user comes in proximity to any Lupo. You will get full set of six Lupo units each with custom engraving to deploy at your office/event venue for proximity marketing notifications and similar. In range and out of range messages can be customized and graphics adapted to create a personalized app for your needs. We look forward to supporting your innovative ideas.Estimated delivery:Add £7 to ship outside the UK
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