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81
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, June 28 2016 4:26 PM UTC +00:00

About

We will be soon re-launching TAPIT with new features and fixes. 

Check our facebook page for more information!

TAPIT brings a way to use your smartphone, but in "easy mode", taking strain off your eyes and allowing you to easily control your Phone, Smart Home Appliances, TV, Tactile Enabled Apps and More.

The buttons were engineered from transparent elastic material, employing the touchscreen beneath for display and touch interception, mimicking standard physical buttons.

Tapit brings the ease of physical buttons to the touchscreen! Allowing you to Call, Text, or Launch Apps using REAL BUTTONS without adding extra weight or dangling parts. 

How does TAPIT case protect your phone?

  • First - Tapit has magnet locks to hold the door into place. So even if it falls your phone's touchscreen is still protected, unlike other flip cover cases. 
  • Second - It lets you do more through the button interface, keeping your screen protected from being scratched and dirtied.

 

Tapit adds a layer of buttons to the cover case door. The buttons guide your fingers, allowing you to locate where to click without prior looking at the screen.

When the case is closed the transparent buttons employs the touchscreen for drawing the button graphics and handling key presses. 

Beneath the cover, the Tapit launcher app handles everything: From drawing the graphics under the buttons to monitoring the cover case door. So, whenever you open the case, the launcher hides the Tapit UI, allowing you easily access the standard phone interface! 

 

 

Tapit has an Early Bird price of 35 EUR / $39 USD / £28 GBP and ships worldwide.

  

 

 

 

   

The TAPIT Launcher is an app bundled with Tapit. It is responsible for showing the graphics under each button, show and hide when the case door opens or closes, and provides the following features:

  • Telephony - Full Calling, Texting, Contact and Call Management.
  • 18 Customizable Tactile Keys - Featured on the Lock Screen! One click to start any app or quick configure any settings, quick calling, and morJust set any app or configuration to launch from any key. This is extremely useful for setting up anything from one click fast calling, to starting the flashlight or launch an app.
  • Tactile Enabled Apps - Tapit's button layout is ideal for so many apps! From controller to your home appliances to VoIP apps. Our vision is providing developers with the tools to easily develop and extend their apps to run under the Tapit keypad. 
The TAPIT Launcher
The TAPIT Launcher

 

Designed with customization in mind, Tapit allows you to set each one of the Eighteen Physical Buttons on the Lock Screen to your needs! 

And since the buttons can only be pressed with a finger (more in F.A.Q. below) - you don't need to unlock the screen!

With one click you can:

  • Quick Call - Click to Call your favorite contacts.
  • Launch App - Start any app with One Click: Remote Control, Instant Messanger, IoT controller and more...
  • Quick Configure - Turn on the WiFi, Bluetooth or flash light, silence phone ringer or set on DND, without getting into complex menus!
  • Smart Home - Open your smart house door. Turn on the boiler, or  just make yourself some coffee! Anything controllable with an app may be featured by TAPIT's physical buttons.

TAPIT features and supports a Free and Open API for developers seeking to extend their reach, and provide their users with an attractive tactile user experience. Consider anything from a TV Remote Control to a Smart Car Key. Tapit cuts the distance between the user and your App!

In order to enable developers to easily extend and create new Tapit compatible UX, we provide Tapit API. The API (in Native Android Java) provides all the resources required for rapid development of a Tapit app, including various keypad and panel templates. More Information, check developers page on our site: www.tapit-case.com/developers

 


Tapit is all about Ergonomics!
Tapit is all about Ergonomics!
  • Tapit has a round and slick design. Shining some color on your phone while making it comfortable to handle.
  • Case Door - Tapit's case door has magnetic locks on both sides of the case. This allows the door to cling either open or close, allowing the door to close hermeticlally close, or cling on when open, allowing convenient use of the phone's touchscreen.
  • Tapit's buttons provide your phone's front panel (touchscreen) complete shock protection. And unlike other cases, Tapit's protection applies to the phone as you use it! Since you can call, text or run any Tapit enabled app with case closed, if it falls it is always protected 360º.
  • Tapit buttons also protect your phone from an accidental pocket press. The flexible buttons require direct pressure by a finger or finger like object (capacitive enough). So, the usual purse/pocket dwellers (door keys, coins, ...) are unlikely to trigger a keypress on one of the buttons. Not without a human intervention. 

Tapit is designed for a broad range of devices. But to start, we concentrated our resources on top Android phones to date: Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S6 Edge, S7, and S7 Edge. We do plan on supporting more phone models and even other operating systems in the future.

Supported Devices
Supported Devices

 

 

 

Putting a keyboard on a flip case door isn’t a new idea... In fact, Nokia had already made a few concept designs dated to early Symbian days. Putting a flexible transparent keyboard on the touch screen isn’t so much of a new idea as well, but then, it was redundant. Yet, the combination of the Transparent Keypad + Flip Cover + Complete Telephony Interface in a software - That's our innovation!

So, about two years ago we've began researching what is needed for us to bring our vision to life. With numerous technical questions to answer, we started shaping button models. Finally we've contacted Synergy RM to help us with our model design, and with their advice we created a design that gives that right button feel, and most importantly - reasonably simple to manufacture. 

We Are: Rubi and Sharon. Two entrepreneurs from Haifa, Israel. Married. Got two Kids and a Cat.

For the last two years we have been working on Tapit: researching the right materials for the case, developing the launcher, and tackling issues in the model production. Our background is somewhat different, Rubi brings his mobile Android skills, coming from a background in Mobile VoIP development, while Sharon brings her managing experience to the product and marketing. Together with a number of other professionals, we created a working product prototype that we believe it is now ready to kickstart!

Rubi: Brings his 8 years of experience in various mobile platforms, from Android to Symbian. His long experience in VoIP software development (Senior developer in AudioCodes Haifa) has made the complex Launcher creation possible.

Sharon: Coming from a non-techi background, Sharon is a Speech and Language Pathologist - Treating children with communication issues. Sharon has diverse background as manager in both tech and non-tech areas (in the past manager of Sony's info-center in Herzelia, Israel). So, Sharon is on the wheel on both marketting and resource management.

 

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Risks and challenges

We took a long time in investigating different button designs, materials and ways of manufacture them. The result is an affordable and simple manufacture process for our case.

On the software side - After completing a set of POC's, checking everything from communication with the door (open/close state) to handling the telephony and the launcher visuals, we made a design for the software - A strong and stable base for a Launcher that needs to support multi-device, and be compatible with the frequent Android OS version updates.

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