Blue Storm Media Inc was set up in 2016 as a product development company specifically to explore the idea of using personal displays to stimulate discussion between people. Gareth Llewelyn, founder and CEO, felt that people were becoming more and more glued to their phones and becoming antisocial at an alarming rate.
One of his previous projects had included a provision for displaying charitable logos and 'real-time giving' status on a digital badge and this seemed like a good place to start. Over the next 3 years many prototypes were created and shown to Silicon Valley technology companies who helped define and refine the hardware, the App and the problem that was at the heart of this 'not speaking'. Our product is now called Vibe ( Visual interactive behavioural emblem) and is ready for release. However in the time that we developed Vibe hardware, foldable phones became a reality and quickly saw that our App could be used as a killer application for foldable phones.
It became clear that the technology we had developed had many uses and we needed to define the one that would 'ignite the fire' and make the Vibe take off. We decided to attack the area most people find difficult to overcome, that of embarassement and rejection in a dating environment.
We developed a way to meet people who have likeminded interests, that are nearby and within eyeshot, without the need to go up to them to make an awkward introduction. In short we are eliminating the embarassment and fear of rejection in a dating scene. The Vibe technology has many uses in the payment, computer gaming, event, concert and workplace sectors but to create a beachhead we believe the dating market is where to launch first.
During the development of the Vibe many new and interesting technologies and ideas had to be developed and specifically new visual language for the personal displays. We worked with one of the best known patent attourneys, Dennis Fernandez to protect this new and emerging market and ecosystem with 3 wide ranging patents. We now find that these patents are extremely valuable for the emerging foldable phone market, as they ring fence the application for using the second screen to message other in the nearby vicinity.
BSM Inc is now ready to launch the Vibe App with Foldable phone manufacturers and the Vibe Pin into the beachhead in San Francisco. We are now searching for funds to develop the product and the market further.
Vibe was trialled at 6 bars and restaurants in grant Avenue, SF with 12 people with exceptional resultsNovember, 2018
On 14th October the Vibe was used for the first time in club in Chelsea, London with over 40 people. Results were very goodOctober, 2018