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Robin lets you easily build triggers for physical and digital interactions based on everything it knows about a situation. Swiping a wristband uploads tagged photos, walking into a room notifies friends, and finishing a glass recommends the next round.Learn more
Robin is made up of three parts -- physical, digital, and context.
Users receive a physical token (i.e. RFID wristband or stickers) to register with. Once registered, Robin recognizes this token as a form of identification
Users pair the token with a digital account. Common integrations are Facebook, LinkedIn, or basic email address.
Users explore the activation space and use either their digital or physical forms of Robin ID to interact. Basic check-ins and photo tagging work best with physical ID (i.e. wristband swipe) while group actions (i.e. live audience polling) works best with digital forms like SMS.
Your audience is more than just a headcount. Get in tune with what makes them tick by collecting demographics on everything from average education to music preference and then use it to make a better experience for everyone.
Curate and showcase your content with live social streams. Highlight the stuff you want, hide the junk in between, and build heatmaps of real-world interactions.
Dealing with age restrictions, capacity limitations, or VIP areas? Robin can help track and support smooth user management.
Remove the mystery and find out what aspects of your events are popular based on check-ins, interactions, and tweets (via the ticker board). Using our live check-in updates, you can proactively direct foot traffic to make sure every section gets the attention it deserves.
Each Robin activation comes with the power to relay important notifications, promotions, #EvenTrendingHashtags. Think of it as your digital public address system.
The more Robin learns about users, the smarter it gets. Robin's demographic reporting humanizes the traditional headcount by adding context to previously un-trackable interactions.
Screens from the "Walls" data visualization app.
Robin starts with foundation applications to help introduce your audiences to the Internet of Things. Choose from one of them to start planning your activation, or jump into the deep end and work with our team to build your own.
@ ESSENCE Music Festival
When building an awesome moment you shouldn't have to worry about whether it was digital or physical. Robin lets audiences focus on the moment you create instead of the way its delivered. Insights from physical campaigns can support digital decision-making and vice-versa.
Build on the best of your current efforts and provide deeper insight into your staff and customers. Link employee IDs to office features and interactive group voting. Or turn customer loyalty programs into physical scavenger hunts and let inventory speak for itself.
Add digital to your events without disconnecting attendees from the experience of actually being there. Through physical tokens such as RFID badges and wristbands or Bluetooth-enabled phones, attendees can participate in the event you planned and still generate social traction – without pulling out their phone.
What if your app could ask rooms for their occupants? Poll average musical taste? Noise and light level? Robin's hardware initiative brings these kinds of sensors into a platform web developers feel at home using. Learn more →
Your case may be different. We love that. Maybe you’re a museum in search of name tags that can adjust displays based on a visitor’s reading level and learning style. Or you’re looking to create a mini-plane that operates based on social media activity. Even a bar wishing what’s on tap could react to patrons in the room. We’ve got everyone from aerospace engineers to Arduino experts on hand. Let us know who you are, and we can help you build something great.
Not quite. Robin is a software first platform that uses different sensors to learn about its environment. Some of these sensors are available from hardware partners. Some of them we build custom.
Over the past couple years of managing client activations, our team has gotten very good at making things like bulk RFID wristband orders smooth with tried and true manufacturers. Our headaches are yours to learn from -- we'll work with your team to make sure hardware doesn't get in the way of something creative.
We’re currently accepting applications for early platform partners. If you’re regularly hosting activations or coordinating creative site installations, please get in touch and tell us what you’re up to and how we can help.
Robin is priced as a per-day fee based on number of attendees and apps. Discounts are applied for multi-day deployments. Permanent and long term installations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
For sponsor-driven conference or festivals, Robin integration can actually result in an upsell to existing sponsor packages.
Soon. Our goal is to have a closed developer beta by the end of Q4 2013. If your organization is interested in developing on Robin, please send us an email describing what you’d like to build.
Robin is a combination of hardware sensors and real-time digital updates triggered by RFID, NFC, and Bluetooth tokens.
This sort of technology is still new enough that most people don't know how to ask for it yet. Fortunately we've had some practice, and we're here to help. If you're looking to introduce a client (or even yourself) to the platform, we recommend starting with our sample interactions page. Once you've gotten a feel for it, get in touch and we're happy to brainstorm further.
We're able to work with any location that has an internet connection and international package delivery. Statistically, we bet you'll qualify.