SEOUL, June 30 (Korea Bizwire) – As the communications technology develops to connect person-to-person and person-to-machine, an era of hyperconnectivity may be with us any time soon.
Ekay Works, a company specializing in engineering and user experience, said on June 27 that it has launched a new service “Stay Hi” (www.stayhi.com) that has commercialized the world’s first smartphone-to-smartphone active detecting system based on the Bluetooth sensing technology.
Stay Hi can find people and stores within the radius of 30 meters using the Bluetooth technology. With this application, the user can “talk” to a stranger on the street without every talking.
Even without looking up, the user can get a coupon for a store she steps in. With the Stay Hi app on, the user can look up the profiles of anyone within the 30-meter distance and send short messages.
Stay Hi is quite different from any other location-based services in that it does not collect the user’s location information. It is also different from Beacon, a location-based service that gives out same coupons to anyone who passes by a commercial establishment. In that sense, Stay Hi is superior in the spam blocking feature.
Shin Dong-min, EkayWorks president, said, “Stay Hi is a whole new network service with novel features like real-time interaction and high-level security. We launched this service to help highly individualized people look out there and care more about other people.”
Written by Sean Chung (email@example.com)