Digicape and Sensor Networks launch an IoT and Apple innovation

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Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.
Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.
Robin Olivier, Managing Director at Digicape.

South African startups Sensor Networks and Digicape have partnered to launch an Apple Watch App for the Sensor Smart Tracker (“Smart Tracker”) device and integrate the existing Sensor Tracker App directly into Digicape’s online store to enable in-App purchases.

“I’m a longstanding fan of the Sensor’s Smart Tracker, as it has come in handy a few times when my car keys have been ‘misplaced’ and I’ve needed to get somewhere,” says Robin Olivier, MD at Digicape, “Keeping track of all my devices through the App on my Apple Watch just makes sense.

Smart Tracker operates using low-energy Bluetooth (BLE) technology to locate everyday items that are easy to misplace or lose. Users of the Smart Tracker devices with Apple Watches will now be able to locate their items through the App on their Apple Watch. Users will also be able to buy more smart tracker devices directly through their mobile App and have them delivered for free in any of the main metro areas by Digicape.

“We are proud to be innovating with the local team at Sensor Networks to lead what is fast becoming the next wave of digital transformation, IoT. The Apple Watch Tracker App is a first to market in SA and part of a limited number worldwide, so this is a great credit to everyone involved”, says Olivier.

“Technology is disrupting the wearables market in an exciting way. Combining Digicape’s Apple devices and local presence with our experience in IoT, customers can look forward to more exciting developments and SA-firsts,” according to Mark Allewell, Founder of Sensor Networks, “We’re barely scratching the surface of IoE (Internet of Everything). Our innovative IoT hardware and software applications are further helping change local industries; as in this case with Sensor Tracker, where we’re linking our devices with insurance companies, clients and their insured items, to reduce risk.”

Staff Writer