Bookmate is a subscription service covering mobile, tablet and web, iOS and Android. Bookmate tries to create a unique concept of social reading. Bookmate connects publishers and authors with new markets. Unlike services like Amazon, Google Books or iBooks, Bookmate is an open platform that connects publishers and readers directly. So publishers get access to user behavior analytics and have promotion tools for direct marketing. It means they own their relationship with their readers. At the moment the market of Bookmate is concentrated in Russia and Turkey but they are looking forward to extend to more markets this year.
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BlueID software technology makes it possible to use a smartphone app as a digital key for a physical object that needs to be secured. The basic function of BlueID is to identify the user on the basis of their mobile device and to provide secure communication between the system components. You can open and start cars, open parking barriers and roller doors, enter doors, open gates and turnstiles via their smartphone app. The BlueID uses a very strong encryption which secures these operations. All these operations can be proccessed throught 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart and NFC communications. The company was founded in 2006 in Munich, Germany.
Fuffr is a company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Fuffr is a smart iPhone 5s case that can offer users an interesting additional feature like motion tracking other than protecting the phone. Fuffr has its own sensors that help it track all sorts of movements made on a surface on the sides of the phone, and sends information back to the phone by Bluetooth. The technology can be used to improve games and other apps, allowing users to control their devices without touching the screen.
Cybercom is a consulting company that makes products for their customers on all sorts of software development. Cybercom Poland is based in Warsaw, Poland. They have made a bluetooth car key which is in the market already. Cybercom works on Connectivity Management, Digital Solutions, Secure Connectivity and Mobile Software Development. Cybercom is trying to revolutionize the multimedia in the automotive industry by showing some of their innovative concepts.
Sony showing their tablet and smartphone accessories. The accessories include a Bluetooth Keyboard for tablets. This keyboard uses Bluetooth 3.0 and has QWERTY physical keyboard keys. It can be used as a case or cover too. The Bluetooth Keyboard is compatible with any device with support for Bluetooth profile Human Interface Device Profile (HID). It has a built-in battery with up to 3 months of battery life and charges by Micro-USB. This will be available soon and will cost at around €100. Another accessory shown here is a Bluetooth Remote Controller that has voice calling functions. This controller works only with Sony devices. A wireless magnetic charger with built-in speakers and microphone and also with voice calling function will be also available soon.
Sony’s second generation of mid-end smartphones is the M series which has two models, the M1 and the new M2. Sony M2 features a 4.8inch 540×960 resolution display, 1Gb of RAM and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 quad-core CPU. The camera is 8MP and this phone comes with 8Gb of storage. Its design is “Omni-Balance”, according to Sony, which is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. It comes in black, white and purple colors. This phone has been in market since April.
Samsung Gear Fit is a fitness band from Samsung. The Gear Fit needs to be connected to a Samsung smartphone to exchange information. This fitness band has tracking capabilities and also a heart rate sensor which can tell whats your current heart rate. It also has GPS capability for tracking location. Gear Fit has a low power and low-end CPU. It runs a Samsung’s custom wearable OS which isn’t based in Android neither Tizen. Samsung has released the Gear Fit SDK for developers. The SDK comes with an emulator that animates what you can do with the device and emulates your custom built apps.
Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha one of the latest mid to high end Alcatel devices featuring an appealing design. The Idol Alpha features a 4.7inch 720×1280 resolution display, 1Gb of RAM and is powered by a Mediatek MT6589 quad-core CPU. The front camera is 1.3MP and the rear one is 13MP. It comes in different colors. The crazy thinness and glass that appears on all the body sides makes the phone look nice.
LG showing the third generation of the L series and F series. Since quite a time LG makes series of products only for specific markets and regions following requirements. The L and F series are low to mid end smartphones. The main difference between the L and F series is that that the F series have 4G capability and L series dont. The new generation of LG L series comes with the L35, L40, L65, L70, L90 and others. All the L series smartphones come in Single-SIM and Dual-SIM variant. The L40 features a 3.5-inch 320×480 resolution screen, 512MB of RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU. The L70 features a 4.5-inch 400×800 resolution screen, 1GB of RAM and a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU. L90 features a 4.7-inch 540×960 resolution, 1GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU. The F series come with the F70 and the F90. The F70 features a 4.5 inch 480×800 resolution screen, 1 GB of RAM and a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU. The F90 features a 4.7 inch 540×960 resolution screen, 512 MB of RAM and a quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU.
Medica Technology is a ShenZhen-based company that works on Smart Home solution, especially on Sleep Monitors. Their Sleep Monitor can monitor your heart rate, breathing activity, movement activity and sleep quality through days. A smart mattress has some smart sensors built-in that can monitor your sleep. This mattress is flexible and comfortable and gets connected with a control box by a USB cable. The control box communicates with a smartphone or tablet to output the results. If the heart rate is above or below the normal rates or the breath rates are not normal, a SOS will get activated. At the moment this is designed to work only for Android devices. This device costs around $300 retail price. This company also makes an Sleep Monitor specifically for babies.
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