Polar is looking to disrupt the phone-on-a-stick market
Polar is testing a smartphone vibrating app on Android phones and expects to be on the market in 2019.
The Polar app, which is already available for iOS devices, will allow users to interact with a virtual globe in real time while using their phone’s touchscreen.
It will be paired with a Polar-branded app, allowing users to control their virtual space.
Polar’s goal is to help people get more out of their phone than just a device for taking pictures.
The company is looking at an app for home automation, where a person could control an entire home remotely, with the help of a Polar remote.
In that scenario, the user could turn off lights, heat or refrigerators.
The remote would then be controlled by the user through a Polar app.
Polar CEO Robert Cade said he is “very excited” about the potential of the Polar app because he thinks it could become a bigger part of the smartphone ecosystem in the future.
“It’s a way to get your phone in the hands of a lot of people that may not be able to use a lot if they use their smartphone at home,” Cade told The Associated Press.
The app will be available in English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Polar has not yet announced pricing or launch dates for the app.