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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Amazon Dash Button

Amazon Dash.  Automating Resupply.  A Buy button.   Simple IOT in the Smart Home?   Connects to a smartphone App.  Invitation for Prime Members.  Clever idea. What will the uptake be?  

" .... Place it. Press it. Get it. ... Dash Button comes with a reusable adhesive and a hook so you can hang, stick, or place it right where you need it. Keep Dash Button handy in the kitchen, bath, laundry, or anywhere you store your favorite products. When you're running low, simply press Dash Button, and Amazon quickly delivers household favorites so you can skip the last-minute trip to the store. ... " 

Ordered, will provide more information later.
More generally, for other applications, see the Dash Replenishment Service.

" How it works ... 

Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it's easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered. ... " 

Which further points out:

" ... Dash Replenishment Service can be integrated with devices in two ways. Device makers can either build a physical button into their hardware to reorder consumables or they can measure consumable usage so that reordering happens automatically.

For example, an automatic pet food dispenser made with built-in sensors can measure the amount of pet food remaining in its container and place an order before running out. Device makers can start using DRS with as few as 10 lines of code. ... " 

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