The Push of a Button
There's an app for everything; and now there's a button for those apps.
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier but in order to get to it you have to turn your phone on, slide some things around and launch the right app. Now one company is cutting that down with a button it calls “Flic.”
Flic is about the size of a quarter and can be assigned to a number of functions. For example if you have a smart home you can push it to dim the lights or launch Netflix. If you're out at night you can use it as a panic button. And according to Wired magazine the company is working to connect Flic with even more apps so you can do all your favorite things without picking up your phone.
Wired magazine says the idea is to expand flic beyond an on/off button and use it to trigger specific actions. For example instead of just turning on Netflix, it would turn it on and start playing the show you want to watch. Talk about the world at your fingertips.