The Wozniak Touch: Bangalore Based Gecko Successfully Raises $50,000 on Indiegogo

Low powered bluetooth device Gecko, which can gesture control your smartphone and be used to track things has successfully raised $50,000 it set out to raise from crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

Last month, when we wrote about it, the company had raised about $2300 from contributors. Apple’s co founder Steve Wozniak, was one of the first to back the project by the Bangalore based company.

The device, described by Wozniak as a useful as well as prankful device, has 16 days left to raise the initial target it set out. After Wozniak funded the project and tweeted about it, it was widely covered by blogs and mainstream media.

From our previous coverage: What is Gecko?

The slick device, about the size of a Silver dollar, adds smart features to your phone. It can be used to gesture & trigger the camera on the phone and also track things.

Gecko-- a low power Bluetooth device to make your smartphone smarter.
Gecko– a low power Bluetooth device to make your smartphone smarter.

The device,  has an accelrometer inside, so it can sense motion as well.It is being developed by Bangalore based Connovate Technology Private Limited.

The device works with iOS and on a few Android devices (Samsung Galaxy S4 & Nexus 7). All phones that come with Android 4.3 will work with the device, said Shete.

The company was founded by Bahubali Shete, Kirankumar Rajarao, Rajeevkumar M & Sundaraparipurnan Varadarajan.

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