A further sign that the tide is turning for Windows Phone is that an an increasing number of random accessories support the OS.
Floome is a pocket-sized breathalyser using the same technology as a professional breathalyser (ie alcohol fuel cell and flow meter) but using your smartphone to power the device and display the results.
The device is powered by the headphone jack, and the app, which supports, iOS, Android and also Windows Phone, not only displays the result, but has multiple features including a predicted time that your BAC (blood alcohol content) will fall to legal driving levels again, based on your weight, height and gender. It can also remind you to do retests regularly, and calculate your recovery time based on information given.
Italian company 2045Tech is behind the device, and are currently raising money for it on Indiegogo. They note the device is within 10% of the professional devices, and will allow users to be more certain whether they are within the safe driving limit or not, and thereby prevent alcohol-related car accidents. They aim to sell the accessory for only $80.
More information on case be found of the company’s Indiegogo page here.
I don’t expect this gadget will attract the same kind of funding frenzy as the Agent smart watch kickstarter did (which is now on $750,000), but I think it is a fine demonstration that Windows Phone is increasingly in the conversation, even for niche accessories.