The Finnish startup Ruuvi, introduced its beacon project to the internet in a Kickstarter campaign last summer. The company was able to get its funding in just a couple of hours and even exceeded its initial goal. Ruuvi was able to exceed its pre-orders of $170,000.
After the great success of the Kickstarter campaign, the company released RuuviTag. The Finnish startup Ruuvi released its product earlier than expected. RuuviTag came on the market last week and the company and according to the founder, Lauri Jämsä the demand has been so high that the supply has almost been depleted.
The company’s advanced open-source sensor beacon platform has been designed to fulfill the needs of business customers, developers, markers, students and regular people. RuuviTag functions on both Eddystone and iBeacon. This product is a small Bluetooth 4.2 beacon that has radio and NFC connectivity. Furthermore, it also has a multitude of sensors that can measure temperature, relative air humidity, air pressure, and acceleration.
The RuuviLab community has already created a big variety of applications. This includes the likes of portable weather station and a vehicle locator. Furthermore, due to the fact that it is an open source platform anyone can join in.