Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
XY Find It is the most stylish, convenient, and affordable Bluetooth Tracking tag.
XY Find It is the most stylish, convenient, and affordable Bluetooth Tracking tag.
4,091 backers pledged $205,121 to help bring this project to life.

It’s time to Stretch!

Posted by XY-FindIt (Creator)
29 likes

Hello again everyone. Since we hit our funding goal, we have seen an awesome increase to 1226 backers, and nearly $60,000! Thank you all for your awesome support. After a long, busy weekend meeting suppliers, we are ready to announce our first stretch goal. But first, we have 2 even more awesome things to tell you about.

First, we just got back from meeting with some manufacturing people, and have learned that the packaging will be slightly cheaper than expected.  We want to pass the savings on to you, so we are lowing the pledge level of the single XY tags to $17 US and $21 international.

Secondly we are excited to announce:

Using XY, you can easily keep track of the things you keep with you, but how do you know about the things you keep at home. Today, we announce Origin; a new mode for the XY app that will allow you to use any compatible device that you keep at home as a “home base” for your XY tags. Origin will allow you to forward all notifications from the enabled Origin device to the devices you carry with you. You no longer need to worry about whether your dog has run off while you are at work. This option will be delivered free-of-charge to all XY app users at launch.

And now to talk about our first stretch goal. We know that XY is better when more people use it. That is why we have decided that at $75,000, we are going to start supporting hardware tags that are not made by XY. So what does that mean? It means that once we hit $75,000, other tag maker will be able to partner with us so that their hardware will work the XY App. We will build out features to support different functionalities, hardware specs, and manufacturers, and you will be able to manage all your BLE tracking tags from XY, without having to install, open, and manage a million different Apps.

 Lastly, Android is coming along great. On that front, we have some new additional screenshots that are looking pretty good, and are using the camera on the device now, so check these out:

 (It seems that Derrick likes to take pictures of the things immediately around him while developing).

Thank you all for your support.  We are working on some really awesome things right now, and will be back with another update later this week to talk some about those. 

Cheers,

Nick, Daniel, and the XY Team

Comments

Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Missing avatar

      Hakkert on

      Support for the chipolo finder would be great!

    2. Aleksander Sochan on

      Will there be a discount as well for the single tag early bird backers since the shipping price decreased???

    3. XY-FindIt Creator on

      @Stacy, we only lowered the single pack since it's mostly affected by packaging. The multiple packs are already great deals: 3 pack = $13.33-$15.00 each, 7 pack = $10.71-$12.14 each, 10 pack = $10-$11 each.

    4. Missing avatar

      Stacey Engman on

      Its great that you are offering to lower costs since yours have been lessened, but what about those of us getting more then one tag?

    5. David Steinberg on

      Look into TrackR - they just did a viral thing where you get a free tag, so that'll be a must-add to the app. Also as a programmer myself, an sdk with javascript access would be greatly desired for this, I have been fiddling with signal strength as a means of triangulation for a while and it would be awesome to hack the XY for that

    6. XY-FindIt Creator on

      @David -- thank you! It'll take us some time to work through the SDK's of the various vendors, but our goal is one-app-to-find-them-all. If you have suggestions for specific ones we should focus on first, we'd love to hear them.

    7. XY-FindIt Creator on

      @Filippo -- NS support is definitely one of the design goals for Origin, but we haven't gotten the specifics worked out yet. We've played around with the NB drivers SDK, but it's a bit difficult without a working system to test against. It's also relatively low on our TODO list (Priority 2).
      tl;dr - it's possible, we are working on it, but no promises.

    8. Cathy Brown on

      Great. Continued success!

    9. David Steinberg on

      Whoa. Support for third party tags...serious props to you guys for that! An unexpected and much welcomed stretch goal!

    10. Filippo Falleroni Bertoni on

      Hi guys! Origin will works with NS?