Touchatag, formerly know as tikitag, enables you to spike up the IQ of your ordinary objects and link them to your very own internet of things. Adding radio tags to your objects can be delightful for any compulsive organizer, but the real fun comes in play when you combine mobile technologies (such as your phone) with RFIDs for location-specific experiences.
The new system features an open API and a new 2D barcode tag creation capability enables an RFID tag to be read by a mobile phone camera that is NFC enabled (sorry iPhone users). What this means is that you can link a physical object to any site on the web and retrieve the info via phone. Pretty cool. There are endless applications for crafters, artists, geeks and librarians alike.
Touchatag Starter Kit
The Touchatag starter kit can be purchased for $39.95 via Amazon. The kit includes one USB RFID reader and 10 RFID tags. If you need extra tags, you can get a set of 25 for $24.95 via Amazon. Unfortunately, they both seem to be out of stock. Why is this important? The arena of technology and development kits are growing. Gone are the days that you need to be an uber-geek to prototype an idea or concept. Also it is important to note that companies are developing technologies and systems that are open and social. If you are developer, you can join the Touchatag developer community and begin to shape the future of the product.